Friday, 24 October 2014

Titchmarsh Wigeon

Numbers of this winter migrant are really starting to build up at the reserve evidenced not just visually but audibly by their constant two-tone whistling call.

As is so often the case the male of the species is quite a handsome bird compared to the drabber female.

Its always a pleasure to see their return to our inland gravel pits.  

Great light quality for the shot and a high shutter speed really caught the droplets of water. 


  1. I like the colours and the reflection in the water on this image.
    I think with Widgeon and Golden Plover there is no better sound to announce the arrival of winter