Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Bee-eaters & American Wigeon

A good day's birding to end my summer holiday with...

First to Lower Gelt Quarry in Cumbria where the Bee-eaters have bred this year. The two adults were on show most of the time we were there, only flying off when the weather closed in or the local Buzzards scared them off. They looked great through the scope! We also managed a very brief view of a young bird's head in the nest hole.

On the way back we stopped at Grindon Lough. The eclipse drake American Wigeon was on the south bank with a good number of Eurasian Wigeon. Not a plumage we see very often so it was quite an educational bird.


American Wigeon

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