Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Winter birds

A beautiful murmuration of knots at Musselburgh Lagoons, the birds glowing in the low winter sun. Loads of oystercatchers too and a few teal and wigeon

Five long tailed ducks out at sea alongside the velvet scoters and goldeneye.

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5 comments:

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

And the powerful wind filling those beaches. Creating a splendid tangle of thermals.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a great variety of birds. The Long-tailed Ducks are one of my favorite winter birds.

Rabbits' Guy said...

It's great to see large rafts of the wintering birds on the bays.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the idea of a murmuration of knots - have only thought of it in connection with starlings.

Bill said...

Thanks for the inks. I've bookmarked rspb.