|this angle makes the head looked quite rounded and the bird easily overlooked|
|no overlooking this one with a massive head and bill|
|this was perhaps the closest I got to the Shovel-billed Kingfisher analogy|
|little forehead evident from this angle|
|certainly one I would overlook on its own|
|although a slight movement of the head makes it look much more impressive, and big headed|
|the big head and thick neck are evident even when seemingly alert|
|even foreshortened the bill is impressive|
|Little Egret at Widewater|
|Red-breasted Merganser at Widewater|
|N8HT, both these birds were ringed at Rainham Tip on 16 November|
|where is my nestbox?|
|built to last - gates on the west arm damaged by wind again|
25 December. Happy Christmas. Three Mistle Thrushes over Worthing Cemetery during a post Christmas lunch walk.
24 December. 11 Little Grebe, the Mute Swan family (pair with 5 young), 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and one Coot on Widewater.
|4 of the 6 Red-breasted Mergansers on a rough Widewater|