An afternoon at Grafham Water (Cambridgeshire). I saw:
Black-headeded gull, Curlew, Greylag goose, Great crested grebe.
Goldeneye, Goosander, Heron, Kingfisher, Lesser black-backed gull, Little grebe, Tufted duck, plus the usual suspects, mallard, coot, & cormorant.
And two life-ticks too:
Long-tailed duck, in winter plumage, which means that he didn’t have a long tail at all. Fibber.
Black-necked grebe, or was it a Slavonian grebe?
Followed by an afternoon at Draycote Water (Warwickshire). I saw:
Dunnock, Black-headed gull, Gadwall, Chaffinch, Moorhen.
Chiffchaff, Goldeneye, Great-crested grebe, Heron, Little grebe, Meadow pipit, Moorhen, Pied wagtail, Teal, Tufted duck, Widgeon, plus more usual suspects, tits, , mallard, coot, cormorant. No life ticks here, but perhaps more variety.