Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Another Merganser (around Derwent Water)

Red-breasted Merganser
Time spent on and around the Lake the other day, produced a few pics of the on going reproduction of some of the birds in the area, although this Merganser was the odd one out.

Greylag Goose, there are great numbers of these on the Lake at the moment, but only 3 pair with young on view.

The look that says don't come any closer.

And its always nice to see a few of these, Mallard.

On the West side of the Lake, a mate of mine works at a small estate called Fawe Park (which has some connection to Beatrix Potter) , and I was informed  that a Spotted Flycatcher had nested on one of his window sills. Unfortunately by the time I got over there, I was only just in time to see the last fledgling leave the nest.

The nest is right up against the glass, sort of behind the chick and the white pot.  

Its thinking about it.

Last shot before it disappeared into the near-by trees
Thank you for looking in, Linking to WBW.


  1. Love the Merganser shot! Great collection of birds and photos.

  2. Great photos and nice to see so many juveniles - apart from the fact that they are so cute, of course!

  3. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Loved the curved bill on the merganser and that cute little fledgeling not to mention the geese of course.

  5. Nice series. That grey goose means business!

  6. Hi Gordon At least you did get a shot of one of the Spotted Flycatchers. Well done.Margaret

  7. Lovely photos. The young ones are so cute.

  8. great to see the little goslings Gordon and what a odd place to have a nest in the final photos; very interesting

  9. So glad I enlarged these - wonderful shots!
    My favorite is 'the look' and the light on the duck's face in the last shot is lovely!!
    Have a great rest of the week1 :)

  10. Lucky you caught that shot of the baby flycatcher. Interestingly, i saw two Common Mergansers on a small swift stream in Arizona the week before last. It had shaggy plumage no unlike your bird. Thanks for stopping by my blog during my absence.

  11. That flycatcher fledgling is adorable! Great timing to catch the last one! The goslings and ducklings are sweet as well:)


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.