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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Water vole, grebe and lesser celendines

March 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Water vole, grebe and lesser celendines

Managed two walks last weekend: one from Hoveringham to Gunthorpe; the other the spring walk organised by Bulcote Social. Among the photographs I took were some of a water vole feeding, a great-crested grebe which stayed nearer to the riverbank we were walking along than they usually do, and patches of bright yellow lesser celendines. These […]

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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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Mute and Black Swans

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Mute and Black Swans

After a very pleasant lunch at the Bromley Arms at Fiskerton on Saturday, we walked along the Trent to Hazleford Ferry. On the way there and back I photographed a group of mute swans and a single black swan.

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