Tag Archives: goosander

Attenborough Nature Reserve, December 2017

Back in May I visited Attenborough Nature Reserve and bemoaned the fact I’d forgotten my camera. Over Christmas I visited again to see how things change into winter. Unsurprisingly, the answer was “ducks, lots of ducks”. Advertisements

Posted in Birds, Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heslington Lake, early December

Having had a busy Christmas and New Year, I thought I’d share a couple of quick posts of photos I took last month. First up are a few from the lake at work, pre-freeze.

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mushroom wars, and grebe calisthenics

Last week I mentioned the moorhen was going a little bit crazy for the mushrooms on offer around the campus. It has since broken out into all out war.

Posted in Birds, Fungi | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great Crested Grebes – Fighting back

Last week I said I was concerned as the grebe chick was getting mobbed badly by the gulls, and this put it at risk. This week, it has started fighting back.

Posted in Birds, Why watch wildlife?, Wildlife stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A week of surprises around Heslington West

It’s easy to think, after four years watching one site, that there are no more surprises left. But that’s just never the case. Just this year we have had the Pochard invasion, and the late-breeding Grebes. This week added another … Continue reading

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Monday Bird of the Week No.46 – Goosander

Another duck for bird of the week today, but whereas last week it was something very classically duck-like, this week it’s a sleek fish-eating machine. The Goosander.

Posted in Bird of the Week, Birds | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spring marches in around Heslington Lake

I wrote about the black swan last week, but that is by no means the only story that’s unfolded over the past few weeks. Sudden surges, spring migrants, winter passers-by, and plenty of song. It has been busy.

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment