Monday, 11 January 2010

Another Smew Dip

A brief visit to Caldecotte South Lake this morning to see if the 2 redhead smew reported yesterday were still there was unsuccessful.
However the open ice-hole was very close in, and all the birds on it offered very good views. This included 3 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, lots of Mallard, Gadwall, Tufted Ducks and Pochard.
There were signs that the cold weather is starting to take it's toll though with 4 dead Black-headed Gulls on the edge of the ice, including one that was in a sitting position and looking as though it were still alive.

1 comment:

  1. Shame about the Smew Rob. I'll get to see one one day hopefully.
    It was cold too.