This is an account of my birding trips in the valley plus holidays birding abroad.
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Another frosty day at Stockers
Well I have been searching for the White Nun over the last few weeks as this enigmatic bird hides amongst the willow islands of Stockers lake.
I walked to the Shoveler hide had a quick scan and moved on however after a hundred yards did a U turn as I saw my quarry off the main island .Back in the hide the red head Smew obliged giving close views as we waited.
Well close views of this small merganser made my day along with Shoveler dabbling in the shallows.
The icing on the cake not the lake was displaying Goldeneyes for a fellow birder and I before departing the crowds on the causeway.
The sunshine brings out the crowd winter or summer.