Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Desperate measures...

The luxury of lakes within the reserve boundary is much envied here at the Lodge, especially with the BTO notching up a bit of a beast with a Mandarin.

So, with our challenge getting off to a slow but perfectly formed start, we were forced to find the gaps in the trees to view to locally famous Derek White's Eggs GP. A fabulous site with an impressive list of watery birds - the only trouble is, it is over a mile away from the Lodge. But without it, we'd be stuffed from the outset. Thanks to ducks etc being quite big, we've scoped Wigeon, Gadwell, Pochard, Teal, Little Grebe and a Little Egret. More lunchtimes will be spent scanning the site as wader passage starts. The smaller the bird though, the greater the challenge. We've got some ideas on that front, so watch this space...
And lets not worry about the standard of photography - it's a Little Egret by the way.

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