The good weather has continued over the weekend with the temperatures hovering around 20 degrees - dry at last! Friday I spent a bit of time looking for Yellowhammer but didn't connect with anything more exciting than Collared Dove.
Monday I had a Great Northern Diver with an elongated bill. I guess this won't affect the birds ability to fish but it does look strange.
Looking at a bird with a normal bill you can see there is still a gap between the mandibles but this one has a much heavier bill or is that an optical illusion?
I'm still trying for a good RB Merg photo - not bad but still too far away!
A trip up the north of the island produced views of WT Eagle, Slavonian Grebe, Goldeneye etc but only one photo opportunity - an adult Iceland Gull.