Goldeneyes Kingsbridge Estuary 7 January

Possibly sheltering from the stiff cold northerly wind on the morning of 7 January, two female Goldeneye appeared briefly right in front of the hide. before flying off inland.  Although the headshapes would appear to more closely resemble islandica, the bills indicate that both birds were in fact clangula.

Female Goldeneye Female Goldeneye Two female Goldeneyes
Female Goldeneye                               Female Goldeneye             Two female Goldeneyes

Posted January 12th, 2018 at 8:08 am by Michael Woodman Smith in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts