Sunday, 4 March 2012

Ooh it's a Scaup!

There may be more to come, after very kindly being asked into joining an epic trip into the northern bit of "Welsh Wales (tm)" yesterday. But it may yet appear in other parts of the blogosphere, so I won't spoil that yet.

So after a lazy morning today and waiting for the worst of the rain to move on, it was a check of Uttoxeter Quarry in the afternoon. Not a lot of duck around now, probably because of a Peregrine stood on a bank of bare gravel, that's not going to help.

But a look through the Tufted Ducks, one of those round-headed, grey-mantled Tufted Ducks was with them. Or should that be, a drake Scaup! Yabba-dabba-doo!

Also present were 42 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 4 Shelduck, 15 Goosander and 2 Goldeneye.

And just to finish for this time, at an undisclosed site (eh?????) this afternoon. Coming soon to a gravel pit or reservoir near you..............

1 comment:

Kay said...

Perhaps you should disclose the site, in order that vermin can be culled? ;-)

Very nice Scaup. Well done!