Tuesday, 17 January 2017

End of year visit to the Réserve Ornithologique du Teich.

As we have said before, this is a great place to spend some time. With the weather looking good, albeit the morning fog we set off for a days birdwatching.

Grey Heron, demonstrating its agility in the low morning light.

Lovely shimmering light on this statuesque Little Egret.

Sometimes it is better to take the wider photograph rather than compressing on a subject. I just love the way this Kingfisher mirrors the Winters hue.

Another brightly colored bird, and very fast moving, a Northern Shoveller.

A Great White Egret, finds itself a lunch!

A lone juvenile Ruff, makes a fleeting visit, unfortunately just as I bite into a sandwich!

(Common) Snipe, enjoying the afternoon sunshine.

This Little Egret is treading the mud to raise critters.

A male Pintail Duck watches over the sleeping female.

Dunlin and Grey plovers returning to the parc, the tide has reached its high point in the surrounding Arcachon Bassin.

"I know! they are Mallard ducks but I love the Winter infusion of colour."

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