Slavonian Grebe, Shustoke Res. Warks30th Oct 2012
Spent a frustrating morning trying to sort out and collect prescriptions so it was heaven sent to get a message from Pete F at Shustoke that there was a Slavonian Grebe at Shustoke res. It was a beautiful morning so it would have been a crime to waste it and not do a bit of birding. At the car park it was out with the scope to locate the bird, close in on the far bank and then away with the scope and out with the camera to leg it round to the far side. The bird was very confiding and all the usual fears about it being flushed by untethered dogs or children were unwarranted. After filling ones boots it was off to Coton to see if the Scaup were still there. One was at least but didnt show well at all. A Lesser Redpoll did perform well in front of the hide though.
Lesser Redpoll, Coton lakes - nice to get images 'in the field'.