Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Deep Water

A ride down to the Wirrel to visit my cousin and after taking her out for lunch , we then had a look in at Burton wetland. My cousin is 88 this year so viewing was restricted to what could be seen from the main entrance/reception, and photography through glass is never that clever.

          
Black-tailed Godwit was on show along with some of the commoner ducks , Avocets counted over a hundred, but mostly distant.
Avocet from the archive


The Godwits where struggling with the depth of water.

Pied Wagtail testing the water.
And as is becomming the case these days a tad too many of these (Black-headed Gulls) taking up a lot of space.

22 comments:

  1. Those Avocets are stunning birds - nicely captured. I see you live in a beautiful part of the UK!

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    1. That I do Valerie, Gods little haven.
      Thank you so much.

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  2. Wonderful sightings! Especially loved the last photo...he appears to be fussing! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Didn't look as if it wanted to get it's feet wet.

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  3. Great series of birdphotos. The avocet is awesome.

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    1. Thank you for dropping in Anu, and for your kind comments.

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  4. Hello, great birds. I love the Godwits and the Avocet. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, and a happy wednesday to you too.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  5. Wow! What long bills the Avocets and Godwits have!
    Hope you are having a beautiful day!

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  6. Yes , maybe I should have titled the post "day of the long bills" LOL.
    Take care, Gordon.

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  7. Dear Gordon,
    Love your header's photo with the Osprey!
    You got some great photos from birds in the wetlands.
    Glad you could enjoy a Trader Joe's just down the street from where you were staying in San Francisco. This chain started in the Western States and came only later to the East coast area.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. You are so Kind Mariette thank you, and how interesting about Trader Joe's, I use to wind my Daughter up by saying i'm off to see Trader Joe.
    Take care Gordon.

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  9. Beautiful images of water birds Gordon.

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    1. Thanks Bob, can't compete with your Cranes though.

      All the best Gordon.

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    1. Thanks Jim
      Hope all is well down under, Gordon.

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  11. Sounds like a nice outing and that gull looks like he wanted to entertain you. Love those Godwits!

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    1. Thank you for looking in, and yes it was a nice day.
      All the best Gordon.

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  12. a beautiful set of birds. Love to see waders but they rarely come to where I live. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, its pritty much the same where I live, so only get the chance when my Daughter is home, or I catch the bus.
      Thanks again, Gordon.

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  13. What fantastic images! I love the variety that you captured and shared.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words,
      Take care, Gordon.

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