Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Posing Pochards

Last week Adam and myself visited Lincolnshire in the hope of seeing the Worlaby Carrs Short Eared Owls. Unfortunately our whole afternoon waiting proved fruitless, grey skies and quite a bit of wind seemed to work against us and resulted in the owls not showing, by 4pm we'd left and although they may have popped out later we had a decent journey home and with very little light decided it was for the best.

In the morning we had some time to kill but didn't want to travel too far away from the owl site so ended up in Cleethorpes at the boating lake. It wasn't the most exciting or pituresque places in the world but after spending some time there we did really enjoy ourselves and we were rewarded with close encounters of many duck and goose species. The Pochards there were some of the tamest i have seen and willingly came to any food placed in the water allowing for nice close views and despite the grey conditions some decent photographs....

Here's the female...









..and Male....















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