An afternoon trip to Rainton Meadows today to see the Mandarin Duck. They were always far too far away for anything but record shots but it was nice to see them. A Mediterranean Gull seen from the hide was at one point standing close to what looks like a Common Gull but I’m not sure on the ID of that one.
Male Mandarin Duck
Male & Female
Med on the left Common Gull on the right?
Seventeen Whooper Swans flew over here are a few of them