Sunday, 13 November 2011

Pintail (again) at Lound. Lots of ducks here! This single male fed on the scrape relatively close to the hide.
Great White Egret. Lound

Saturday, 12 November 2011

A quick visit to Netherfield lagoons and this time managed to find the Pintail feeding in a quiet corner with Mallards, upending in a patch of waterweed.
Walking back, I flushed a Male Goldeneye from the near side of the deep pit. It settled on the opposite side of the pit and immediately started diving.
(memory drawing)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A visit to Netherfield to see if the Pintail were still there. They weren't but 2 Goldeneye gave distant views. I settled for the large Gull flock on the slurry lagoon, which contained many Black-headed Gulls, some Common Gulls and a few pairs of Herring, Lesser and Great Black-backed Gulls.
Lesser Black backed Gull sketched from the kitchen window. It was tinged salmon pink by the setting sun.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Smew on the Main pond, Attenborough. While I watched it kept to the edge of the water diving near a patch of flattened and decaying rushes then concealing itself under overhanging shrubs. As I moved closer it swam off and was noticeably smaller than the local Mallards.
Winter Grebe on the Works pond.