Saturday, 12 March 2016

Coastal Birding.






Today I am raiding the recent archives for some more images of the birds seen during my visits to the coastal marshes around Langstone Harbour last month.




I enjoy watching large numbers of any species and the overwintering Dark-bellied Brent Geese always put on a good display as they fly in from their tidal roost to feed on the grazing marsh. Their gargling, guttural calls are very distinctive as they chatter amongst themselves while feeding. 

A very dapper looking goose.




The evocative call of a Curlew is another common sound as it passes overhead to seek out another feeding location.

A pair of Common Buzzard make a brief appearance, lazily floating above the marsh.


A lonesome male Teal makes its way across the harbour at high tide.



Little Egrets fly in and out of the reed fringed pools where they can be seen waggling their bright yellow feet to disturb their likely prey.

Linking to:
Saturday's Critters

6 comments:

  1. I hope our Egrets migrate back in soon. Love the male teal. He's beautiful. Carol

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  2. Hello, great outing. The Brant Geese are pretty, I would love to see the Curlew. Lovely captures of the egret and reflection. Thank you for linking up and sharing this post. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

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  3. Ahhh. Lots of of fun times in the field. Love the Brent.

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  4. you always find the prettiest birds Frank

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  5. Hello Frank,
    the Heron with the reflection in the water are super nice
    great series
    greetings Frank

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  6. Some beautiful birds .. and photo's.
    Love the way the reflection works in many of them too!

    All the best Jan

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