I did have an impromptu lunchtime visit, the Boulmer Birder texted to say there was a drake smew at Druridge, I presumed an adult drake so went for a look. Yesterday's four red-heads where there but no sign of any adult drakes. On closer inspection through the gloom, one of the redheads was a first winter drake, a quick call to Stewart and all was cleared up....ahh well, never mind.
I did notice an oyc wandering about on 'Douglas Island', is this the first bird to go onto the 'douglas island list'?
It was really too dull for photo's today, but I quite liked this pochard...quite atmospheric I thought.