Thursday, 23 October 2008

Pochard numbers increase, whist FERRUGINOUS continues to thrill

Today's images at Calvert BBOWT Lake
Pochards had increased further, with 103 now present
Great Crested Grebe
..and the adult drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK showing very well in front of the second hide
All images taken by Tim Watts
(Lee G R Evans and Tim Watts)
The adult drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK was showing very well from the second hide, with Northern Pochard numbers increased to 103. An adult Mute Swan and 71 Mallards were also present, along with 14 roosting Cormorants (the recent ringed male being ringed as a nestling in the colony at De Oostvaardersplassen, near Lelystad, The Netherlands, in June).
The pre-roost gathering of gulls contained 206 Lesser Black-backed and 9 Herrings.
A Grey Wagtail was on the scrape.

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