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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Another wet Saturday at Barnes (London Wetland Centre)!!

It seems we're destined to have bad weather at the weekend for the moment.... which is somewhat disappointing to put it mildly.

Had my another trip over to Barnes last Sunday, but the light was dull so (mostly) I targeted some of the captive birds for a change.

There were about 4 pairs of Egyptian Geese and all were incredibly noisy!

A Preening Pas de Deux.

The Hooded Merganser were obliging.

As was this American Wood duck.

Now what this is I do not know and I couldn't find any information about it. It looked strictly black and white until, for a brief moment, the light caught the colour in its head. I was very surprised!!

Edit: My thanks to Chris for the identification of a
Male Bufflehead

And that's is for this post... just a brief one for now but some Autumn Colour to follow in the next one.....


Chris said...

Hi Tricia,
Your last black and white guy is a male bufflehead! Well done on this one.... You got a very ncie post despite the dull light! The american wood duck is beautiful but the hooded merganser is one of my favorite!

Tricia said...

Chris.. many thanks and thanks also for the ID of Male Bufflehead. The hooded mergansers are amazing-looking birds eh :D

holdingmoments said...

Cracking shots Tricia.
I fell in love with those Hooded Merganser when I came down; easy to see why, those pictures are excellent.

susan said...

Oh Wow! I've never seen an American Wood Duck, how pretty is that! Thank you for sharing xx

Naturedigital said...

All your photographs are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The weather may have been dull Tricia, but the photo's are not.
Great stuff.


Tricia said...

Keith - Thank you; and the weather was a little better than your visit but not by much!! Fascinating birds aren't they!

Susan - welcome and thank you for leaving a comment :D I've only seen captive ones but they have remarkable colouring.

Hi Costat - thank you yet again :)

Paul - Thank you (and not a gull in sight :D )

oldcrow61 said...

Wonderful shots. I never cease to be amazed.

JRandSue said...

Another stunning collection of outstanding photography.

Tricia said...

OC - thank you... glad you like the pics :D

John... thank you for your very generous comment :)

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