A drake Wigeon centre-stage: 5 ducks in the background.
The right side of a drake Teal: ...
... and head on ...
... and then the left side ...
Here is the more sombrely attired duck Teal.
A different drake Teal
Almost ‘up for air’!
Crossed-bills at dawn?
Must be catching: but ....
... not much doubt about this wader: a Common Redshank.
From this angle a rather narrow bill.
And a drip on its nose.
The rarely-seen undertail view.
And a classic portrait.
This preening Common Snipe reveals patterning on feathers not normally visible.
Almost back to normal.
Not much luck so far – the poor light made it hard to catch ‘the action’.
At least it now has a grip on the middle, if that helps.
Clearly does: all gone!
Different settings on the camera give different colour tones, though not sure why.
Closer on a different perch. The fish looks none too happy!
Down it goes head-first.
Too many Kingfishers photos? Can you have too many?
Another fish: this is getting greedy!
Lined up head-first with ...
... just the tail to go down the hatch