Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Some confiding Brents feeding on the shoreline at Queenborough

1st year

Redshank were feeding in field alongside road to Shell Ness

All birds on my photographic list just need to be identifiable!

Pale-bellied Brent with a few Brents

Now heres an odd one. It is clearly a Brent type hybrid but with what? It has a striking neck collar but the wrong way round!

It was very difficult to get a good photo but the bird was clearly smaller than the Brents

In flight it was smaller and more compact

As to its origins if it were born wild in Siberia there are not that many options. Red-breasted Goose has a lot of black and is slightly smaller and compact. It also has the same white vent area which has been maintained on this bird.