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Monday, 6 November 2017

Hornsea Mere - 6th November 2017

Whooper Swans

Another pleasantly sunny, blue sky day saw us heading out to Hornsea Mere in search of wildfowl. Unfortunately, the bright conditions caused visual problems with many birds being in the reflective light and distant. In front of Swan Island were four Whooper Swans, one refusing to join the three!

Whooper Swans


A Long Tailed Duck did its best to hide within the reflective glare but was eventually located, distant, again off Swan Island.





Also setting the distance trend for the day was a drake Goosander



At least a Common Gull on the boat pontoons was more obliging!


A mixed bag of wildfowl!




The day was too good to not enjoy a fish and chip lunch on the promenade in Hornsea, especially while watching small groups of Sanderlings dashing through the ebbing tide. Yes, they were far too distant for any images!

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