Roadford Lake

Couldn't resist the temptation of drake Smew! Found both birds from the DBPS hide (north east arm of lake) - showing somewhat distantly but on surface for long periods. On view around midday in the left hand bay from the hide. Otherwise, 7 Wigeons, 1 Water Rail, c25 Redwings and 5 Lesser Redpolls.

On the way home Blaxton Pool (Plym Estuary) produced just 39 Curlews; also 56 Redhanks, 42 Shelducks and a single Dunlin.   

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News