Welcome to other Water Birds

Grey Heron
The grey heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae. Abney Hall  was responsible for this fine specimen and of course with Michael Anthony Brathwaite behind the camera.

Great Crested Grebe
(Podiceps cristatus)
The great crested grebe is a member of the grebe family of water birds noted for its elaborate mating display. Steven kelly is to thank for this lovely capture of mum and chicks at Reddish Vale.

Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo)
This wonderful capture of the hungry cormorant was taken by Mark Matthews at Etherow Country Park.

Black-Headed Gull
(Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Plenty of these active birds at Etherow and always ready to take advantage of a free lunch.

Grey Wagtail
(Motacilla cinerea)
The grey wagtail is a member of the wagtail family, Motacillidae. Thanks to Eddie Cooke for this capture taken at Etherow Country Park.

White-Throated Dipper
(Cinclus cinclus)
Very unique bird amongst the passerine family is the dipper, this was captured by Ant Marriott at Etherow Country Park.

Common kingfisher
(Alcedo atthis)
Not an easy bird to capture our Kingfisher, but patience rewarded Simon Owen on the river mersey with this stunning photo.

Little Grebe
(Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Always a joy to see in Stockport is the Little Grebe and thanks goes to Harry Hill for this Bramhall Park specimen.

Eurasian Coot
(Fulica atra)
The Eurasian coot, also known as coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. These two were captured by Lindsey Bardsley at Reddish Vale.

Coot Chick
Credit goes to Alan Noel for the capture of this little cutie at Reddish Vale.
Juvenile Coot
Another trip to Reddish Vale got me this photo of a juvenile coot.

Common Moorhen
(Gallinula chloropus)
The common moorhen (also known as the swamp chicken) is a bird species in the family Rallidae. Credit to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for the photo.

Moorhen Chick
Harry Hill is to thank for this little cutie captured at Bramhall Park.

Mute Swan
(Cygnus olor)
The mute swan is a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. This beautiful specimen was captured by me at Reddish Vale Country Park.

Another trip to Reddish Vale got me this capture of two mute swan cygnets.
Common Sandpiper
The Common sandpiper is a small palearctic wader and this rare visit to Reddish Vale was captured by Steven Ridler.

Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Captured at Poise Brook Nature Reserve by James Dempsey-Riley was this rare chance encounter with Little Egret. The little egret (Egretta garzetta) is a species of small heron in the family Ardeidae.

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