Unfortunately I have not had much camera time during the last couple of weeks as I have been very busy with work and the weather has not been great. In fact I have just got up early this morning hoping to get out and the forecast, not only for today but the whole weekend looks grim. No doubt as I step into the office on Monday the sun will shine!
The few odd snatched moments of time have produced a couple of photos. There has been a young Great Northern Diver that has taken up residence on the local marine lake. This is a big lake and the bird has spent a great deal of time out of range in the middle. I was fortunate to get one close swim-by on a very windy day.Unusually on the same day I also had a photographic first, a duck also appeared on the lake which at first I thought was a Tufted Duck and it was not until I got the photographs home that I realised it was a drake Scaup. A pleasant bonus.
I also came across a lone male shoveler on a local lake