Lesser Scaup in Tufted Duck flock
Captions please !
Although Orkney and Shetland seem to be the places to be this weekend, good old Warks is doing its best with a couple of headliners. An eclipse drake Lesser Scaup was found by Bob Hazel and photographed by Dave Hutton yesterday at Draycote Water, to go with the Aquatic warbler. Draycote water is becoming a favourite venue for wintering Nearctic ducks. The Lesser Scaup was embedded with a flock of Tufties off the Gray's Barn shoreline spending all the time I was there asleep only lifting its head a couple of times when Mallards landed close by. A walk round the rest of the reservoir only produced a single Rock pipit on Toft Bank and a couple of Vapourer moths.