Monday, 16 January 2012

Bittern & Smew

Les & I went to Amwell in the hope of seeing a bittern on a very cold & frosty morning with plenty of ice to force the bitterns to the edge of the reed beds and another couple pointed one out peering at us through a curtain of reeds, this was a very promising start, if not a great picture!
We then walked further up the Lea valley and were treated to a superb view of a male smew that was not the normal 200 yards distant, a cracking individual, we also saw goldeneye and a large flock of siskins so a good day was had.

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