Gallery Four - Birds
Lesley spent her lunchtime photographing birds on a Rickmansworth lake on a sunny February day in 2008.

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Image 1
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Very large bird with a long S-shaped neck and an orange bill with black at the base.

Image 2
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Image 3
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Eye close-up.

Image 4
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Large goose introduced from North America. Black head and neck with white throat.

Image 5
Coot (Fulica atra)
All black waterbird with white beak and "shield".

Image 6
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Image 7
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Image 8
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Very aggressive bird. Males and females look identical with red breast.

Image 9
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Very common, large, heavy duck. Females (above) are mainly brown whilst males have green heads, purple-brown breasts and grey bodies.