Thursday, 21 August 2014

Ruddy secret!

On the way home from Cantley, Linda and I stopped off at a lake in the mid-Yare valley where we had been told a female / immature Ruddy Duck had been seen: for obvious reasons, this location must remain secret...

A fair amount of time was spent scanning distant groups of very nervous ducks until Linda noticed a possible bird close to the reed-fringed margin, far too far away for a photograph. As we were peering through the heat haze, a Marsh Harrier put up all the ducks on the pool: I grabbed a distant flight shot which seems to confirm the i/d.

 
 

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