Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Priorslee lake - first winter drake Scaup

I've already covered the two first winter females and they have now been joined by a drake of the same age! With one eye on a gull pre-roost which was pretty much a non-event, I concentrated on the Scaup......

The male and a female which were concentrating on getting some shut eye!




Eventually the male woke from hsi slumber!



Showing all angles to appreciate the developing plumage on flanks and back.






A bit of a preen was followed by this walk on water!


And a wing flap - subtle use of motion blur :-) Ok, the light was going!


Not to be outdone, one of the females swam by to steal the show.....


With this!


Well it made me smile.......


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