Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Lord's Island Derwenteater.

As my mate Les steered the launch past Lord's Island on Derwentwater He slowed the boat down slightly to see if there was anything to be seen. Now in a previous post visitors  may remember seeing photos of , and reading about the Barnacle geese that come to the Island to breed , which in itself is quite an unusual thing as normally they breed way up near the Arctic. Well a couple where showing again and realising it had been some time since we saw the last pair, we were expecting maybe some goslings.

As I have pointed out before we can't get any closer because the boat needs a certain depth of water, so I have to rely on my lens to help out. and can anyone see the gosling.



Now we can , amazingly blending in with the boulders.
Also on the Island a lone Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

And at the top end of the Lake a Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) on the lookout for anything edible.

20 comments:

  1. Hello, it is wonderful to see the gosling. It is great the geese are doing well there. Love the Oystercatcher and heron too. Great post and photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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    1. Hi Eileen, good to know you found it,
      Take care, Gordon.

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  2. Amazing camouflaged birds. I enjoyed the ride on water with you.

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    1. Thank you Jo , glad you enjoyed it.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  3. Lovely photos Gordon, they are all very striking birds.

    Regards
    Guy

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    1. Hello Guy, nice of you to look in, thank you.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  4. Wel I struggled to see the goslings but did in the end.Love the image of the Heron

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    1. Thanks for looking in Margaret, I know it blends in so well.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  5. Hello Gordon!:) Once I clicked on the image I had no trouble finding the sweet gosling, but it does blends in so well with the stones that it would be hard to see from a few meters away. Love your shots of the Oystercatcher and heron.:)

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    1. I'm glad you managed to find it, I only did so when I uploaded to the computer.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  6. Gorgeous photos. I just love the Oystercatcher with it's bright orange beak. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Carol for looking in.
      Have a good week, Gordon.

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  7. Très belle série ;-) Céline & Philippe

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  8. Thank you so much for looking in, and your comment.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  9. Beautiful pictures but the blue heron is really beautiful in the picture.
    Very nice evening still.

    Best regards, Helma

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    1. Thank you Helma, Always good to hear from you.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  10. How lovely to be out on the water like that. You obviously had great fun getting those shots! Happy days :D)

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    1. Hi Sue , never happier than when I have a camera in my hand.
      Thanks Sue, Have a good week , Gordon.

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  11. Loving these -- we have seen oystercatchers a few times, but not often. And herons are always my favorite (yours is a bit different from the ones we see, but definitely cousins). I hate that we can't get close to birds from our boat in Florida. Very shallow water around the bird islands, and we are too old to kayak!

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  12. Hi Sallie, One of the things I love about birding in Florida,compared to the UK everything seems so aproachable, its somthing I never fail to be amazed at.
    Thanks again, All the best, Gordon.

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