Are they starting to get ready for breeding season?
It was on London Road Lake where I got my surprise sighting. A solitary goosander was patrolling the far side of the lake there, the first one I'd ever seen on these waters. Through binoculars, the squarish head and sharp, fish catching bill is very apparent, and very obviously different from the other duck species around.
A special word for Leroy the muscovy duck. He has made it into the Newark Advertiser for very sad reasons - apparently children are throwing stones at him because he isn't like all the other ducks. Well, my cousin in Wales kept musocvy ducks, and I know at first hand, they can bite...
|More crocus beginning to slowly flower
|Another snowdrop photo opp
|Winter aconite, seemingly, an ornamental non native species
|No, I can never capture the angle right
|Leroy the muscovy