Necked dating pic
Great video clip however by Jonathan L B , of the bird active and swimming in open water prior to weekend.
0830—1315 A grey, rain-swept start with a gathering SW was not a good omen; exercise whatever, so I headed for Conyer Creek.
Teal numbers again building and birds were restless–although the bird does seem to spend much of its time roosting.Pochard were scarce, but vision remains frustratingly obscured along Ham Road !0730-1015 It was just above freezing with minimal cloud but less of a W/ NW blow than predicted.A Little Owl was working the fence posts as sunlight moved through; a Cettis was mobile along the ditches; and further into Oare , 4 Greenshanks were feeding together near the head of the creek. Still in the locale , a Grey Wagtail worked one of its favourite watercourses.There was a Spotted Redshank also, feeding with the Greenshanks.