This weather…

White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) are quite used to getting wet, but I suspect they just like us might favour the weather one way.

The weather’s turned around on us, and with the (hopefully) last snowflakes of the year coming down we’ve decided to postpone the excursion to the delta in search for better weather. In the meantime I’ve had some time to go through my pictures from the bird colony. Also found a Eurasian teal which I’d missed while going through my pictures.

Due to an unfortunate turn of events in which I sent my binoculars with the regular luggage on my flight, I’ve found the lenses have broken and rendered it unusable. Lesson learnt: Carry your camera & optics with you on-board!


Another black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) I saw out at the colony the other day
Pair of common mergansers (Mergus merganser) who were quite approachable as they rested on the lake bank after their swim.