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November 16, 2019 · 5:00 pm

. . . . and other birds at West Wittering

A few from a vast flock of Brent geese

Sandpiper and herring gull

We have lift-off  –  almost!

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Waterfowl at Pitsford Reservoir (PItsford 2)

The waterfowl were enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the reservoir.

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Ruffled but unruffled

The rippling reflections of a moored boat create interesting patterns and textures that contrast with the smooth, graceful  movement of the swan.

 

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The Swan’s Toilette

We think of the swan as probably the most elegant of birds, and there is a grace about the swan that suggests it is is aware of its aristocratic status.  But beauty and elegance require constant attention to detail, and this proud bird can regularly be found in some quiet corner of the reservoir preening and cleaning.

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Go away!

The swan was intent on chasing away the intruder.  The ducks just couldn’t watch the carnage!

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