Friday 9th December – Longham Lakes   Leave a comment

After nearly a month in Ethiopia I returned home, after numerous flight delays, late last night. I will post a resume of the trip soon and upload some photos as I get round to editing them.

Today I visited Longham Lakes in search of a Blue-winged Teal that has been present for the last week. Normally associating with a pair of Shoveler it was not visible during the two hours I spent there or had been seen by any of the other birders I met. The hybrid duck showing Ferruginous Duck characteristics was also absent.

All was not lost, a female or immature Goosander showed well, as did a Water Rail and it was great to be out on such a lovely day after being cooped up at airports and in planes all of yesterday.


Female or immature Goosander



This pair of Shovelers was 'unassociated' with the Blue-winged Teal today. Note the Water Rail in the background..

Posted December 9, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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