Monday, 29 April 2013

29th April: Ring-necked Duck returns

The re-opening of the path to the screen overlooking Loxton's on Ham Wall RSPB (closed previously due to flooding), immediately got a result when a drake Ring-necked Duck was found there this morning. This is most likely the bird that was around when the Pied-billed Grebe was first discovered, but has not been seen since 26th March. It's probably been here all along, just hiding in some un-viewable patch of water.

The very indistinct grey wing-bar is a good identification feature in flight.
Tufted Duck show a very prominent white wing-bar
Elsewhere on the Avalon Marshes, a few spring-like sights were complementing the lovely sunny weather:

Mallard duckling

Willow Warbler in full song

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