A short post about my visit to Grafham Water, primarily to try and see the American Wigeon that had been there for a few days. All the photo's are record shots as everything was fairly distant with the low water levels. Some good ducks were seen including Long-tailed Duck, Scaup, Goldeneye and this Pintail.
Waders included Lapwing, Redshank, Little Stints and this flock of Dunlin.
I had nearly given up hope of seeing the American Wigeon, but just as I was leaving it was located by two other birders. I believe it had drifted in to join the large Wigeon flock not far from Mander car park. It really stood out with the green face patch and creamy head stripe. Shame it was distant, but a few shots below.
Grafham Water has proved to be a great spot this year with Great Northern Diver, Snow Bunting, Cape Gull and now American Wigeon!
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