Posted by: mynaturaldiary | January 10, 2020

Hovering

A male Kestrel was hovering at the RSPB reserve at Saltholme.

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Notice in the last video how still it keeps its head as the bird hovers .

A delightful skein of Barnacle Geese flew in.

Barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis)

Lapwings were also in the sky, forming a deceit.

Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Golden Plover were alongside the Lapwings.

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

And Curlew can still be seen in numbers.

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

Redshank were at the Phil Stead hide.

Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Greylag geese were in the fire station field

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

A Little Egret was hunting in front of Saltholme Hide.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

One of these birds disturbed some resting Pintail.

Pintail (Anas acuta)

A delightful Teal was dabbling at Phil Stead hide.

Teal (Anas crecca)

Finally a diving Little Grebe, rewarded!

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)


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