Sunday, 24 March 2013

Twitch and run

I had to go around to Frampton this afternoon so I decided to take a detour after and pop over to Frieston and have a look at the lesser scaup. Looking at my records, it was about time I saw another one. The last one I saw was at Studland in 2002!

The wind was very strong and very cold but the bird was easy enough to find sheltering alongside the seawall with the tufty flock. Sleeping when I got there, it woke up spent a bit of time feeding, had a preen and went back to sleep.
Didn't see any sign of the redhead smew but the weather didn't really encourage me to linger very long!

The usual excuses for the poor digiscope shots, wind was thee main enemy today!


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