13 April 2010


My failure to get on the drake Garganey at Saul Warth on Sunday irked that evening, all day Monday and indeed this morning. I was glad then, at midday, when a report came up on birdguides confirming the bird was still present on the right-hand flash this morning.

Right after work. Off I went.

Beautiful evening.

A quick check of the left-hand flash (less of a walk) revealed nothing Garganeyesque. A check of the right-hand flash, and the assistance of another birder after the same bird, revealed the Garganey showing well in the middle distance. Well lit by the dropping Sun, too. Could've easily been a silhouette.

A lovely, gorgeous, handsome, paintbox duck... and a lifer.

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