Al Fredericksson

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Tern, Wagtail & Ducklings

May 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Tern, Wagtail & Ducklings

A very short walk beside the Trent at Burton Joyce yesterday yielded new pages and additions. In the space of 20 minutes, we saw amongst other things a heron, a pied wagtail, several common terns, Greylag and Canada Geese with young and a female mallard with ducklings. Follow the links above to the new pages and […]

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Goosanders on the River Wharfe

April 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Goosanders on the River Wharfe

A very enjoyable couple of days spent in Wharfedale included a very pleasant walk along the River Wharfe upstream of Grassington. A pair of goosanders was quite unconcerned that we were close by, and we were able to watch them for about twenty minutes. Some of the resulting photographs are posted on goosanders page.

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Wigeon

March 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Wigeon

A large flock of wigeon was grazing across the River Trent near Shelford yesterday, and I managed some photos in failing light. 

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Hawk v Pigeons

December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hawk v Pigeons

Walking past Bulcote farm buildings this morning, the birds which perch on the roofs of the farm buildings suddenly flew off, looking a bit like flocks of starlings getting ready to roost. But one bird was flying differently from all the others; this was a hawk. For five minutes or so, it tried to isolate […]

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