Tuesday, 13 December 2011

More Ducks

Eider, Rudyard Lake, Staffs.
Tuesday 13th December 2011

Well Duck in the singular. Went in search of a lonely drake Eider on Rudyard lake in North Staffs. Again a lovely area to explore with the moors and wooded valleys not far away. Met up with Graham Mant who wanted to lead me to a secret spot for Dipper watching after viewing the Eider. Trouble was, it was so secret Graham couldn't find it. So once again I dipped on Dipper. It started to snow a bit so I left Graham to search the moors. I hope he finds his way back OK. As to whether the Eider is real or not I wouldn't like to say. The only other one I've seen inland was on a small lake in Worcestershire. They very occasionally do turn up in the Midlands but I'm still waiting for my first Warwickshire Eider.

1 comment:

  1. Next time you venture to the posh side of Staffordshire call in for a coffee .