Friday, 1 May 2015

Canada and Greylag goslings

Canada Goose gosling, Branta canadensis
On Wednesday afternoon I visited Arundel WWT and enjoyed watching the Canada and Greylag goslings wandering around with their parents. From the Arun Riverlife hide I watched two Herring Gulls search for Mallard ducklings. Mrs Mallard told them where to go.
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Canada Goose gosling

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
male Common Pochard, Aythya ferina

female Common Pochard
Common Wasp, Vespula vulgaris
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Greylag Geese with goslings, Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Herring Gulls, Larus argentatus
They looked towards towards 3 Mallard ducklings swimming with Mum
bad intent

they searched the bank for the ducklings
found them, but Mum was standing guard
expletive deleted from Mum
Lapwing eating worm, Vanellus vanellus

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
male Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula
female Tufted Duck
Sedge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Strawberry Leaf Beetle, Galerucella tenella

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