Sunday, 29 September 2013

Goosander - Bakewell

Although Goosander are very secretive and flighty during the breeding season they can be more confiding in the winter particularly if they associate with other wildfowl at a regular feeding spot like Bakewell. This juvenile was still very wary but allowed a reasonably close approach. The lower photo shows why the merganser family are also known as 'sawbills'.
Had my first party of Pink-footed Geese yesterday but they were hidden by the mist.

Goosander - juvenile

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