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Ring-necked Duck - Wimbleball Lake

A drake Ring-necked Duck in the small bay just south of Bessom Bridge at Wimbleball Lake this morning. Presumably it is the Clatworthy bird relocating although the grey flanks look darker but it could just have been the light. A total of four Goldeneye and low numbers of other species as there have been all winter here.

Re: Ring-necked Duck - Wimbleball Lake

Sunday 15 March 1400. Still showing well from Beesom bird hide along with tufted ducks and great crested grebesplus 1 goldeneye

Re: Ring-necked Duck - Wimbleball Lake

Still present this morning near the hide and was flushed by what looked to be the only fishing boat out on the lake. Last seen flying off in the direction of Cow Moor Bay which is opposite the yacht club.

Re: Ring-necked Duck - Wimbleball Lake

No sign of Ring-necked Duck in walk round whole of lake including hurscombe reserve.

Some of birds seen or heard:
buzzard - 4
chifchaff - 6
cormorant - 8
great crested grebe - 6
great spotted woodpecker - 3
grey wagtail - 2
jay - 2
little grebe
long-tailed tit - several
meadow pipit - 2
nuthatch - 2
raven - 4
redpoll - several
snipe - 2
song thrush
wren - 12

plus one roe deer.