Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Monday, 23 July 2012
Oystercatchers standing at the top of a weir, Kedleston Park.
Adult and Immature Oystercatcher. This pair were disturbed from the bank by a dogwalker and flew to a Coots nest in the centre of the lake. The Immature has grey legs, a duller beak and no red eye-ring to distinguish it from the adult.
This group of Eclipse male/Immature? Mandarins swam out from the far side looking anxiously back at the bank. Then, two Mink appeared and weaved in and out of the bankside vegetation. The nearby ducks followed from a safe distance.