Saturday, 14 January 2017

A couple of hours on the Amble marshes this morning. 14th Jan 2017.

Drake and duck Goosanders


I spent some time in the new hide at the Amble marshes this morning with Iain & Dave.

The first time I'd seen Goosanders in our reserves of Walmsley & Middle Amble, 1 male and 2 females.

Also had a distant pic of one of two Snipe that were hiding in the corner of a channel.

A pair of Stonechat were also busy feeding on some of the many gnats and midges in the air despite the freezing temperature today.

Thousands of Golden Plover and Lapwing on and over the marshes this morning.



Snipe

Female Stonechat

Female Stonechat

Female Stonechat

Male Stonechat