Posted by: mynaturaldiary | April 22, 2009

Saltholme Pool Hide#1

A brief visit to the new RSPB reserve at Saltholme. Winds buffet the waters, giving Saltholme pools the appearance of the sea. The sunlight reflects off the surface and upon it are Tufted Ducks, silouhetted by the dancing brightness.

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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

In a more sheltered part of the pools are a pair of Gadwall.

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Gadwall (Anas strepera)

A few Wigeon are also still at Saltholme, not having migrated north yet.

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Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Flying off to a quiet grassland part of the reserve are Shelducks, much bigger than the other ducks.

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Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Two types of geese can be seen;  Canadian Geese and Greylag Geese.

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Canada goose (Branta canadensis)

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Greylag goose (Anser anser)

The ‘Magpies’ may be struggling in the League this year, but they are doing fine at Saltholme.

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Magpie (Pica pica)

A few Swallows have arrived. More soon!


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