|Talley Upper Lake from the hide|
|Talley Lower Lake|
On the Lower Lake there we 15 Tufted Duck and 7 Goldeneye. There were two males in the latter group and they were displaying by throwing their heads backwards. There were also 9 noisy Greylag Geese and a couple of Mallard. Overhead two Buzzards soared over a nearby larch wood.
|Captive Great Scaup male photographed at Slimbridge|
I soon made my way to the hide and must say I was very impressed by the new padded seats. More Tufted Duck this time 20 but with a splendid male Great Scaup which I have only seen here once or twice before. About 20 Teal kept to the reedy areas and a Little Grebe sailed into view calling loudly. A pleasant walk and the Scaup a new bird for the year.