The Delta comes back to Life

The mallards had to plow through when the brittle ice couldn’t hold their weight – I saw a few fall through several times.

Following the evening course in forest faunistics, some of us will be joining a phD student out to the delta for some bird watching. Although not out to the delta this morning, I went down to the lake, where I got a taste for the myriad of different birds that’s coming.

I was also privy to a few celeber appearances, whereof I managed to get useable photos of both!

Rough-legged buzzard, Buteo lagopus. This one came soaring by at great height and silenced the cacophony of the black-headed gulls for a minute or two.
Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus, bathed in shimmering air evaporating from the mire.