Could resist the lure of my favourite duck on the reserve today.
I have always loved white faced whistling ducks since I volunteered at Slimbridge many years ago and was lucky to see them in West Africa last year.
It was still slightly surreal to see the bird sleeping on the fresh marsh islands this afternoon. Clearly it was tired after its long flight north.
Didn't hear it whistle but if did briefly wake up for a stretch before bedding down again :-)