Friday, 1 February 2008

American Adventure. Mediterranean Duck

On Sunday news broke of a drake Ferruginous Duck on Shipley Lake in the old American Adventure Theme Park. It had been there for eight previous days.
We left home early and arrived just after 10:30. It was a long wall easily a mile around the perimiter fence of the the old theme park that they had just started to buldoze. It was asleep under a bush near the bank of an island with a few silver birchs on it. It was sleeping next to some Pochards and Tufted Ducks and a Shoveler drifted by at one point.
The fudge duck as it is commonly reffered to did wake up for about a minute and even had a little swim but soon went back to its origonal sleeping place. A flock of Siskin were calling in a nearby wood but I was unable to see them because of the sun.

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