Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Merganser lift off

Red-breasted Merganser, quite contented, swimming, and enjoying a spot of diving, till a boat came by and disturbed it,

and it lifted off, pics taken on a recent visit to Derwentwater near Keswick.







Hope you like them , thank you for looking in


16 comments:

  1. I like these mergansers. We see them here occasionally but not so often that that I take them for granted like mallards or coots.
    I like your header. I shot an image of an osprey a few days ago but it was not as sharp as yours.

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  2. It's hard to get any shot of a merg, never mind ones in flight like yours Gordon. Interesting to read your previous post on how the gulls have declined at Walney. I think lots have moved to nesting on roofs in the Fylde.

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  3. Nice series Gordon. I only get to see this species at the coast in winter.

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  4. Great action photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Great series of photos capturing the bird lifting off from the water.

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  6. The mergansers are cool, great sighting and photos.

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  7. Terrific in flight captures!

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  8. great secuence. A merganser I´m not familiar too.

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  9. Extraordinary captures of the merganser!! I love their red eyes, don't you?

    Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

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  10. Thank you one and all for your kind comments.
    All the very best Gordon.

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  11. One of my fav water birds, got to see plenty recently in Finland and Norway. Great post

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  12. Thank you all very much for your comments,
    Gordon.

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