Winter Wildfowl by Tom Gomez

Appear at the South-West Bay on the banks of Linlithgow Loch during the winter months with a few scraps of bread and you are in danger of being mobbed by the resident birdlife.

Linlithgow Loch is a small loch located to the north of the centre of Linlithgow in West Lothian Council Area. Linlithgow Palace overlooks the loch.

The loch is home to a large number of water birds including the rare Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus). These are a large number of Mute Swans, Little Grebes, Moorhens and the loch supports some of the largest flocks of Coot, Mallard, Pochard and Tufted Duck in West Lothian. The rare Ruddy Duck has occurred and a Smew has been a regular over the past few years.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM

Single RAW file converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.1.4.


Featured in : SCENERY : 18 Mar 12

Related shots can be found at: Linlithgow or Lowland Scotland.

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  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 3 years ago

    Wow,great shot Tom.That’s a huge amount of feathered critters

  • Cheers Jamie, this was a relatively quiet day, it can get much busier …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    Wow Tom l should’nt think a loaf of bread would go far with that lot ! great shot

  • Hehe, we take Daisy (3 year old Gandaughter) to feed them but the swans are so aggressive she gets scared. Last time, a swan pecked her hand, she was really upset and needed a cuddle to settle her.

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    What a collection! Marvelous image, Tom.

  • Thank you so much dear Sheila …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingabout 3 years ago

    This is beautiful. :)

  • Very much appreciated Julie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Amazing the numbers, you had better take a bigger bag of bread :)

  • Hehe, they are amazing, the second a bit of bread hits the water, they come from all directions …

    – Tom Gomez

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 3 years ago

    Lol…you must have had a big bag of bread :-)

  • Yep, you really need it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thank you so much Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago

    beautiful Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 3 years ago

    Good eye puller Tom, good job

  • Thank you sho much Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonabout 3 years ago

    Great work Tom – this shot draws you in really well! Great diversity of birds and the overall mood the photo gives you. Well done mate!

  • Thank you so much Matt …

    – Tom Gomez

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