A Goldeneye

February 22, 2020 at 7:25 pm

This weeks drake Goldeneye was photographed on a Pennine reservoir where it is happy to spend winter before probably returning to Scandinavia. A small population do breed in the Cairngorms but most of the Pennine birds come from further afield.
During the last fifty years that I have been filming birds some years have been better than others, but 2014 was exceptional. Not only did I photograph two pairs of Nightjars, two pairs of Kingfishers, Hen Harrier and Buzzard all at the nest, I also filmed a pair of Barn Owls with six young that were nesting on the ground in a barn.One or two photos of this unique event are included in this weeks gallery. Click here