Sunday, 7 April 2013

Ingrebourne Valley

Early frosty morning walk around part of the valley in glorious sunshine. From the viewing area a pair of Garganey were kipping and hidden in vegetation before flying to the back lake and out of view. Rubbish photo but at least you can see it's white supercillium!

drake Garganey
Fortunately, I turned round from watching the Garganey to see a Woodcock which had been flushed by a dog fly over and disappear from view. On the reservoir the five Red-crested Pochards, three of which were drakes were viewed through the fence. Two Buzzards were thermalling over the paddock and nice end to a short visit.