23 May 15 Woolston Eyes

23rd May 2015
A selection of photos that I haven't put in the galleries or uploaded to the Woolston Eyes website from that last three or four weeks.

For once I managed to get up early and I was on the Eyes for silly o'clock, about 05:45. As it happens the sun was shining and had a lovely golden glow.


Greylag Goose and chicks feeding in the early morning sun


Greylag Goose and reflection


Greylag Goose and chicks


Little Grebe with the reeds reflecting in the water


Chiffchaff

Some of the action from in front of the John Morgan Hide


Black-headed Gulls mating


Gadwall in the early morning sun

Shelducks being their usual aggressive selves.






Tufted duck on the South Pool

A week later.


Lesser black-backed Gulls


Lesser black-backed Gulls mating on the scrape


Lapwing and two eggs in the nest

The Lapwing is still sitting on the two eggs today.


Black-headed Gull


Lesser black-backed Gull preparing for lift off

There have been a few small waders, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Sanderling visiting the scrape over the last few weeks. Unfortunately I've only seen the Little Ringed Plover.


Little ringed Plover

Some photos from this weekend.


Herring Gull - Probably 1st Winter


Little ringed Plover


Gadwall in flight

There wasn't much discernable colour in the above photo so I converted it to monochrome.


Black-headed Gull in flight

There are plenty of chicks around at the moment.


Canada Goose chicks


Canada Goose chicks in a huddle


Canada Goose chicks following mum


Mute Swan


Lapwing still sitting on the nest - there were some Greylag goose chicks very close to her and she was calling.


Pied Wagtail


View from the John Morgan Hide

I've tried to include some action photos, some cute with the chicks and some that I just like and deserve to be seen.

I hope you enjoyed them and thanks for looking.

cheers

Andy

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