Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Garganeys at sea





Local patch: I had a flock of 105 Garganeys this morning on the sea. In fact, today I realised that yesterday's birds were Garganeys and not Teals as I initially thought (see previous post).
The flock (pictured above) was quite close to shore and easily viewable from the dock of Barcola, as well as from home (in good light this time).
There were mostly males, but some females were present too. Actually the males were displaying to them in that Teal-like fashion (head-throwing and everything).
Also 8 Common Gulls today with 86 Black-headed Gulls and 3 Great Crested Grebes.