|Smew Mergellus albellus|
A calm, dull day with much damp on the ground but still able to get in almost three hours at Rutland Water before the light rain arrived. I say "Rutland Water" but when you see both Little and Great White Egret you get a touch of deja view and feel as if you are birding back in southern Spain! Still, almost every duck going was seen along with all the local corvids and a rather lovely supply of passerines. No Fieldfares this morning but I did have a quartet of Redwings.
|Distant Great White Egret Egretta alba|
|Male Goosander Mergus merganser (above) and female below|
|A pair of the many Pintails Anas acuta|
|Female Smew Mergellus albellus|
|Goldeneye Bucephala clangula|
|Redshank Tringa totanus|
|Female Teal Anas crecca|
Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, Shelduck, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Scaup, Goldeneye, Smew, Goosander, Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Heron, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Blackbird, Redwing, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Common Starling, Chafinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch.
|Mute Swan Cygnus olor|
|Time for the Wigeons Anas penelope to depart|
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