Even lazy birding from the safety of the van has been a bitterly cold experience these last few days. Needles to say my laziness has produced diddly squat. No improvement on the score, but did have a merganser on the mud today, along with all the usual suspects. I did a short study on Red-breasted mergansers in Mayo a while back - definitely one of my favorites. Must try toughen up though - won't win any prizes in the van. Here's some badly phone-scoped pics from today.
|The odd couple. Merganser and shelduck|
|This merganser was as lazy as I was - didn't bother to move as the tide dropped away|