We have had a long run of poor winter weather - neither wintry nor very bright so it was a great relief when we had one good day. We resolved to try for a rare duck before heading to the coast. In the event we not only found the Duck but also obtained decent views of the American Wigeon drake through the camera. See opposite. In the company of Eurasian Wigeon the American visitor seemed very relaxed although its attempted courtship of the female Wigeon did not go down well.
Our good fortune continued at the coast where we found a flock of Brent Geese, a locally rare species that we failed to find on our previous visit.