Thursday, 4 April 2013

Neck and neck and neck

Red-necked grebe has continued to delight daily on O reservoir - still showing this afternoon there.  Black-necked grebe was reported missing on Tuesday but in all likelihood was simply underwater as is its usual location - not helped by heavy swell.  Still showing on the D res today through the breakers.  Thanks to John Coish for this shot from yesterday:
And this resplendent cormorant:
In addition the ring-necked duck made a return to site on Tuesday, Tom Hughes seeing it chased off by a probable scaup type on South Marsh West before it was picked up on Watton NR.  Safely back down river at Arram new pond by all accounts today.  Green winged teal on the other hand hasn't shown since Monday. 

Other highlights have included male blackcap on the feeders - one presumes a lack of insects around have driven it there.  Little egret, common snipe and curlew on Hempholme Meadow. Pink-footed goose on Watton by Martin Lonsdale, and goosanders on D reservoir.  Plus the obligatory hedgehog on O res embankment by Graham Slack.
A final reminder too that apologies there is no monthly reserve walk this Saturday.