Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Gooseander

spent a while watching the local flotilla of Goosanders, just over 20 birds present.

female enjoying the sun, loafing on a rock.




A fine drake spent time fishing & coming to bread !




2 redheads squabbling over a favoured spot

when settled & motionless, they blend in quite well
Sub-adult drake



having a good wash and brush up

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