Saturday, 13 February 2016

February 3rd 2016 - No Smews is not good Smews

I don't need to be at work till 9 o'clock, so I get the early bus and head off to Holme Pierrepont.  A redhead Smew has been seen in the Blotts area on and off, and it would be a nice one for the year list.

I'm there for first light and head for the viewing screen, where I get good views of lots of Goldeneye at close quarters.  There's a lot of Coot, but despite searching thoroughly, no Smew. Knowing it gets on the smaller pit on the Sky Larks reserve, I check that out, but again no luck!

I wait for my taxi to work and get a little consolation in two flyover Little Egrets and an Oystercatcher 'kleeping' over the rowing course.

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