21 Jan 2016

Red-breasted Mergansers

As well as hosting the long staying juvenile Great - northern Diver West Kirby marine lake has attracted several Red-breasted Mergansers recently. I took the opportunity to try and photograph them when I got back off Hilbre recently.

They're beautiful ducks and great to see close up as we generally see them miles out on a seawatch from Hilbre.

I also played around with trying to photograph them early morning with the sun behind them.

Of course I couldn't resit the diver when it appeared so got some backlit shots of that as well! 


Pete Woodruff said...

Phil....Can't find an e-mail address on your website, and in relation to 'photos shall not be used for any other purpose without express permission' I wondered if you would get in touch.

Regards Pete.

Phil Woollen. said...

email sent

Sharon Whitley said...

I really must get down there and take a walk over to Hilbre while I'm there too - thanks for sharing