On a beautiful sunny morning I went for a walk with my eldest son to Anton Lakes. My son has recently purchased a super-duper long lens and was wanting to try it out by pointing it at some birds.
I felt quite inferior with my much smaller lens but am quite pleased with some of the results I got.
|This robin sat and posed for me beautifully|
|Cormorants sat on the highest branches|
|A hybrid, mostly mallard but think he might have a bit of shoveller duck in him|
|Mallard (see the difference to the one above)|
|One of the many mute swans that frequent the lake|
|A goosander (managed to get better photos than the ones I took the other day)|
|And again, you can see his colours better on this one|
|So elegant, I love it when swans glide through the water like this|
|I love the water glistening on this swan's neck and beak|
|Another mallard - what a stunning colour they are when the sun shines on them!|
|And last but not least a beautiful tufted duck|
Let's hope this sunny weather continues. It makes so much difference when taking photos and we have had more than enough grey murky days recently.