Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Friday, 25 May 2012
Attenborough Tween Pond. Drake Garganey. While I watched it spent time resting and preening on an islet or swimming out into open water, upending. Its head seemed to be under water for more time than it was above water! Quite an active little duck. He swam to a shingle 'islet' for a preen, then tucked bill in scapulars and slept. A group of 4 Ringed Plovers arrived and briefly kept him company. Very strong, buffeting wind and hot sun.