Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Martin Mere................... a lovely day out

I am on a short break from work and today I had a lovely visit to Martin Mere.

It was only 3pm but the sun was setting.

Martin Mere is one of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trusts reserves and is well worth a visit.
Pochard (Aythya ferina)

Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Eider (Somateria mollissima)
I have loads of images to sort through and hopefully find some more worth sharing.
I also took some video clips.

This is my post to SkywatchFriday.
http://skyley.blogspot.com/

23 comments:

Gary said...

All three of those ducks are great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bob Bushell said...

The WWT has got lots of good birds. Your shots are tremendous.

John said...

Hi Andrew,
Lucky you. I love Eider ducks, their call is quite unique!
J
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Dianne said...

A beautiful sunset - or were you up with the birds and it's sunrise? The Eider is so very pretty with the brush of pearl pink and the shellduck also very unique in colourings. I don't recall ever seeing these varieties here in Australia. Excellent captures.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Art said...

These pictures are really beautiful!

Wenche said...

Great shots of the ducks :0) Lovely :=)

Magia da Inês said...

Parecer ser um lugar lindo.
Maravilhoso por do sol... os patos também são muito bonitos...
Ver todas essas belezas de perto.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

º°♥❤
❤ Brasil
º°❤

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You took beautiful advantage of a short break from work. amazing photos. I've never been sure what an eider looks like.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sunset scene, Andrew! I love the ducks and the eider. Happy SKywatching!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful sky, but then the ducks were amazing too! :)

Inger-M said...

The ducks are so cute, and that afternoon sky is just stunning! Days are really short now.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Those Duckies sure are beautiful.

ADRIAN said...

A good haul for the day. The Eider is great but there isn't a bad one.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow these ducks are beautiful!

SWF

Liz said...

Gorgeous pics! Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

BlueShell said...

The sun was setting...but the photos are explendide.
Peace ...joy...that's what I feel here!
Hug you, my dearest friend.
BShell

ladyfi said...

Such splendid shots!

WildBlack said...

Beautiful view! :)

Pantherka said...

Beautiful sunset, beautifully photographed and great photos.

Chatty Crone said...

Those ducks are so different then the ones here - they are gorgeous - you live in a wonderful place.

sandie

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a pretty dramatic sky, nice! Great headshots too!

Jeremy said...

Nice images. I really must visit there sometime!

Pat said...

Those are three gorgeous ducks! The sunset is lovely too!