Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring beauty

Formby Point,
Up to 8 wheatears around the Lighthouse road carpark this morning. A pair of sparrowhawks were displaying above and a single white wagtail was hopping about. Just as we came over the crest of the dunes and onto the beach an unexpected sight of 5 eider duck (4 drakes) flying south low over the waters edge. The drakes looking very smart in thier breeding plumage with the single female in stark contrast. Off shore 12 sandwich terns were feeding . 3 whimbrel were among the thousands of waders near the Alt estuary .


Yev Kofmann said...

I love how you captured the essence of Springtime.. I wish the weather was cooperating in Minnesota! Kudos.

*I Donate to Cornell Ornithology*

Steve Tomlinson said...

Thanks Yev,
Hope spring arrives soon for you in Minnesota