Native to the Hawaiian islands the Nene (pronounced nay-nay) Goose
One of the world’s rarest geese, it has been on the endangered species list since 1969.
Anyone who has visited the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust centre at Martin Mere will be greeted by these friendly birds, especially if you are carrying bird seed which they will happily take from your hands.
Trumpeter Swans are native to North America and are the heaviest living bird native to North America. Earlier this year, the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Martin Mere introduced two captive Trumpeters into their North American section. Here they are, nicely settled in.
A pair of Great Crested Grebes have nested in my local park and have four grebelings. Yesterday the light was ideal to go and take some photos. Unfortunately the road was closed and I was unable to get to the park. So I snatched up my camera this morning and packed the dogs in the car, drove off and hoped for the best.