Friday, 1 January 2010

2010 a great start!

the day started at scammonden with both juvenile great northern divers present,though distant.
the newer bird moved to the middle of the res,it spent 5 minutes preening and flapping before taking off,it circled the res 5 times before heading north ringstone maybe?

great northern diver
(bird 2)

bird #1 was still by the dam doing a nice feeding routine and coming very close at times

great northern diver
(bird 1)

then onto elland gp

1 scaup 1st winter male
2 pochard male
4 goldeneye 2m 2f
4 g c grebe
2 little grebe
elland gp

have a great 2010


Warren Baker said...

Great Diver photo's Darrell, lets hope the good start continues through the coming year mate!

AndyC said...

Good start to the yeare the divers were swimming and diving together at first light today along with 3 Goldeneye.When you did your record for Calderdale what date did you reach 100 species.??

darrell j prest said...

must of just missed the top of my head it was around the 14th of feb which was a curlew at ringstone and to top it off i was with gordon,so battered the 100 birds in a 100 days!!!

Ipin said...

cracking GND shots - good luck for 2010!

darrell j prest said...

cheers ipin i bet you get better birds than me!