Wednesday, 10 September 2008



No sign of the Greater Scaup but 8 Great Crested Grebes (including 1 juvenile), 1 LITTLE EGRET feeding, 6 Tufted Ducks, pair of Northern Pochard and COMMON KINGFISHER.

CALVERT BBOWT LAKE (1800-1900 hours)

The juvenile GREATER SCAUP was located at the extreme south end of the lake, swimming close to the overhanging trees and lake edge. A rather nondescript bird with a strange long-neck and rounded head profile. It was a much paler brown than female Tufted Duck, with pale brown flanks and sides and contrastingly darker upperparts and head. The white blaze was rather restricted, with a paler area on the crown and on the ear-coverts. The eye was rather dull yellow, with the bill spatulated, wider-flanged, dark-tipped and pale grey in colour. When diving for food, it was rather Shag-like, jumping out of the water before diving under.

Also 4 Great Crested Grebes

All Today's Sightings courtesy of LGRE

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