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Thursday, 7 February 2019

7th Jan 2019: Duck(s)!

The start of the week saw a decrease in dabbling ducks but an increase in diving ducks.

On Monday John reported there was still seven Wigeon, twenty-one Tufted Ducks (great for here) and an adult Yellow-legged Gull. By Tuesday there was an impressive twenty-nine Tufted Ducks (come on, that is impressive for here!) and a female Pochard flew around over the reservoir but continued on south-east. Later on Steve also saw a drake Goosander with the Tufted Ducks. The same Yellow-legged Gull was also still around.

Wednesday morning John reported the Tufted Ducks were down to only twelve. Which to be fair, is still a good number for the reservoir these days. It's odd to think people used to regularly report much higher numbers overwintering here.

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