It's a bit weird but easy to explain but the best place for Goosanders in winter is my local park, a busy park in urban Sheffield. The reason is simple, easy fishing. The pond is relatively small and the goosanders tend to hang about under the trees near the island and then venture out when the coast is clear. Although over time they get less shy allowing some fairly close photographs that simply wouldn't be possible on larger bodies of water. This week I counted 8 females and 6 males.
2 females (redheads)
Male and female Goosanders
Male and Female
Male showing serrated beak
Black Headed Gull (Sub adult winter plumage)
Black Headed Gull (Adult winter plumage)
Nice work Carl,have a few Goosanders that drop onto a small pond near to me,but are well flighty.ReplyDelete
Gonna have to work at it to achieve a few decent images of these shy birds!
Cheers Paul, I think well visited urban spots are the best spots to get any chance of a decent photo.ReplyDelete