Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Lower Tamar Lake

4th Febuary
A very foggy three hours sat in the hide at Lower Tamar Lake on the Cornwall/Devon border, no one else about, a few birds to see including eight pairs of Goosander ( this is always a reliable site for these) but all a bit distant for photography , which was a shame as two males were fighting over a big  fish which would have made for some good shots, but there were some close Common Snipe and a Water Rail came very close as well as a Kingfisher putting in an appearance.
Common Snipe-not sure if its swimming or paddling

Common Snipe

Common Snipe preening

Common Snipe bathing

Common Snipe-Many birds take a little jump out of the water after bathing to dry off, I try to be ready for this.

Goosander in the mist


Water Rail

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