I made another visit to the ponds to see what was on offer. The very large numbers of cormorants had moved on to pastures greener. Black-crowned Night Herons both juvenile and adult, and Grey Herons were present in large numbers. These birds were very wary however, and flew off whenever I approached them. I wonder if there has been some recent shooting going on? There were the usual regulars as well as some new species on offer
A male Ferruginous Duck. Globally threatened, these ducks are scarce, localised resident breeders at
A female Ferruginous Duck seen in the company of the male above
A grainy I.D. image of what looks like a male Eurasian Teal. If it is, this is a lifer for me.
A migrating Yellow Wagtail with a loose primary feather
As usual there were many Great Crested Grebes to be seen
Here a Little Egret flies low over the water
A cryptic Squacco Heron waits patiently for some prey to come within striking range