Thursday, 3 April 2014

Plastic Fantastic

Having twice missed a Ring Ouzel down the Nunnery Lakes Reserve yesterday, a before work visit today for another go was in order.  However, just as I was leaving the house, I received a series of text messages about an even better bird down the Lakes, a Red-crested Pochard, which is a first record for the reserve!  I headed down there and sure enough in with the few Tufteds on D Lake was a very gaudy looking drake Red-crested Pochard.  After I had wander down the rest of the reserve, sadly with no sign of yesterday's Ouzel, I got back to D to find the pochard had moved to E lake where it showed even better and I managed a series of phonescoped efforts for posterity.