You might see weeds, but I see wild flowers

Friday, 19 February 2016

Ferruginous Duck still here at the local



A frosty, but sunny day today, and we had another visit to Caldecotte Lake, to see what was around.


A Kingfisher down at the south lake.




We watched her fishing for a while, and then moved on.




Would the resident Ferrtuginous Duck still be here?






Yup, still here



It's been seen by quite a few people now, but I guess the problem for a lot of birders is do they 'tick' it or not? A certain self proclaimed expert twitcher, has proclaimed it might be an escapee from a private collection. Horror of horrors!!!
If that's the case, then it's not a bona fide bird.
Bugger!!


This Mallard is wild and free flying; I wonder if I can 'tick' him?








Well, Whisky is certainly wild and free at times, and love chasing sticks.








As we made our way back to the car, we spotted a Tufted Duck with a nasal saddle on.






What a hideous thing to have to wear.




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