Tuesday, 17 November 2009

14th November (Moatlands)

On a very blustery day decided to try and see the juv. Long-tailed Duck at Moatlands. Spent the next couple of hours searching for the duck and eventually walked all the way around the lake!

The trouble was about 1/2 way around the heavens opened and I got totally soaked!

I eventually decided to give it up as a bad move and returned to the car. I had a quick conversation with a couple of other birders and it turned out that the bird was viewable from the eastern end (a minutes walk from my car!).

As I was already soaked I walked out to the edge of the lake and there it was loafing near to the island. Oh well, the things I do for birding :-)

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