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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Arundel WWT .. in brief

Was in the area of Arundel this morning, so called at the WWT.  A great deal of frozen water - birds on ice!!  The sun was great - the temperature when I left home this morning -2.. which gradually increased to +3 as the day went on!!



A long-tailed tit that wouldn't pose



And sightings of 3 different Goldcrests.. this was the only one that was in a reasonable place to photograph.. not brilliant shots but the best of many!!


Teal on Ice!

Shelduck on Ice



and swimming Greylags




Good to have a wander in the "fresh" air and great to see the blue sky!!

4 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Great shots - but your shovellers are shelduck! They look puzzled by the absence of wateriness

Tricia Ryder said...

All birds today looked a little puzzled.. and yes thanks.. I'd realised I'd had a senior moment and corrected it; but grateful you spotted it.. hate getting things wrong!!

David Gascoigne said...

I was about to point out that what you refer to as Northern Shovelers are in fact Common Shelducks, but I see that someone already beat me to it. Nice series of images, however.

Tricia Ryder said...

Hi David.. thanks for visiting and for your comment. I had already amended my blog to read Shelduck.. but thanks for your observation!

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