|Male Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba) insect hunting on the shore by the Isthmus.|
|He was on his own so its possible the female could be on a nest close by.|
My mate Les was driving the one-o-clock launch so I went round with him. And as we sailed past Lords Island these other black and whites where on display.
|Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis) two snoozing one on guard.|
Every Spring a flock of Barnacle geese arrive on Derwentwater to nest on Lords Island, its not too certain where they come from, but seeing as any Barnacle geese that winter in the UK always go back to their breeding grounds in the arctic circle, it can only be asumed that this flock is feral having built up numbers from a previously escaped captive pair.
|unsteady shots from a rocking boat, and a big lens .|