21 May 2013

An Obliging Garganey and Some Slightly Better Images of the Castle Ward Tawny Owl

Castle Ward Tawny Owl
Castle Ward Tawny Owl in Flight
Castle Ward Tawny Owl in Flight

I popped down to Castle Island Hide where there had been a recent hatch of flies. In front of the hide there were over a hundred Common Terns feeding and some within a few metres of the hide.
Common Tern feeding on Flies
Common Tern
Common Tern

So as I was photographing away when I noticed a couple of wigeon and another duck take off far to my left and the smaller one flew straight for the hide and much to my surprise it was a fab male Garganey. It landed to the right of the hide and then fed its way all the way back past the front of the hide constantly being pestered by a couple of drake Mallard
Male Garganey flying past Castle Island Hide Quoile Co.Down
Male Garganey
 Rear View Male Garganey










2 comments:

Sandy said...

Thanks Craig, never even heard of a Garganey!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely shots...