Friday, 13 February 2015

Goosander .... the other half ......

I've posted a couple of images recently of the winter migrant female Goosanders on the reserve so here is one of the drake, a very striking long bodied Duck.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, the Goosander is a sawbill, its mandibles are serrated so that once caught fish have little chance of escape.

To illustrate this I have included the second image to try and highlight this feature, apologies for the quality !. 

                                         Very, very heavily cropped - the sawbill

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