18th November 2019 – Eastville Park, Bristol

Martin Tayler's bird blog & nature photos

It was such a glorious morning that I indulged myself and spent several hours birdwatching/taking photos at Eastville Park. I suppose the main reason for spending so long (and not walking a little further) was that I had several sightings of a kingfisher but didn’t manage to get a photo until quite late on. And then it stayed around for ages and I ended up with far too many photos. It’s amazing though how different its colours seem when perched in different parts of the lake. It’s all physics!

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The other reason for staying was that there was a drake goosander on the lake and it took ages to move in to a sunny enough spot for me to get a decent photo.

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But there was also plenty to distract me with lots of grey herons (at least 8), cormorants, a little grebe, 6 mute swans (the most I have…

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