Having heard that the drake Ring-necked Duck had once again returned to Foxcote Reservoir, I thought I ought to pay him a visit before he disappeared for the summer.
A complete scan around the Reservoir failed to find him amongst the many Wigeon, Pochard and a few Tufted Duck and Gadwall. Although 13 Goldeneye were noted.
However a second sweep around and all of a sudden there he was, in with a group of Pochards, trying to get amorous with one particular female.
This very handsome bird has visited Foxcote for at least the past six winters and has had many admirers in that time.
On the way out a Grey Wagtail was walking around on the dam.