|American Wigeon ~ Well cropped photo but unmistakable cream forehead and broad eyestripe!|
|American Wigeon ~ cropped!|
We managed further views while visiting Grebe hide along with good numbers of other wintering wildfowl including Eurasian Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Shelduck and Pintail, but could only manage two Pochard, so scarce this winter. At the Lapwing hide overlooking the South arm, the biting Easterly wind was head-on, in fact, it resembled more of the seaside, with small waves crashing over the foreshore. Lots of Goldeneye here, along with several Great Crested Grebe but no Divers to be found on this visit!
|Redhead Smew ~ Three pairs on Lagoon 4|
|A close encounter with drake Smew!|