The short visit wasn't without some interest though and the time spent at the lakes was rewarded with the sighting of 6 GOOSANDER, probably the six that were here at the end of December. The MUTE SWANS and a KINGFISHER were also of note.
I spent most of my time out waiting for the Goosander to swim near enough to my hidden position to enable a photo or two, but I think they new I was there and stayed at the far end of the Main lake, I got a record shot anyway. Whilst I waited in vain for a proper photo opportunity, I heard both LESSER REDPOLL and SISKIN going over, plus BULLFINCH and GOLDCREST calling from the Scrubby Woods.
|Six Goosander, a very exciting visitor to my patch :-)|
|Upturned Mute Swan :-)|