I made a quick trip over to Widewater this morning to have a look for the Goosander that has been reported there. With no reports yesterday I thought I might have missed it but fortunately it was there, although fast asleep for most of the time I watched.
It was overcast and dull but for once this probably worked to my advantage. It is very difficult to get a decent picture of such contrasting black and white shades in bright sunlight. At least in this dull light you can see the pink glow coming through on its breast.
|The more usual view|
I watched it late morning on a high tide, so it may be that when the river levels are high it repairs to the safety of Widewater, to roost.
I wonder if it is last January's bird returning for a second year?