A couple of trips to Big Waters again this weekend produced a couple of new patch ticks, the first Oystercatcher of the year and a couple of Drake Goosander. The Green-winged Teal was out and about both days and the appearance of a couple of Otters had it moving around quite a lot so we spent a lot of time re-locating it. It does tend to end up back at the North (Alan's) Scrape though. A Willow Tit eventually showed itself in the feeding station on Sunday although we did have a single Redpoll on Saturday. Whilst I was there on Thursday afternoon I also saw a life tick for big Waters in the shape of a Red-legged Partridge crossing Alan's Scrape with a couple of Male and a Female Pheasant. Simon had also seen the same bird more than likely earlier on in the day.
Green-winged Teal in flight after being disturbed by Otters
And being disturbed from the reeds by Otters also
The first Oystercatcher of the Year