1 Long Tailed Duck this morning close in to the shore just to the south of the Cheddar tower. Also 2 Goldeneye, 3, maybe 4 Scaup, 180 Pochard and a Peregrine on the Fry's Hill mast.
The Long-tailed Duck was still present late afternoon until dusk, round from the Cheddar tower, then later over by the Axbridge tower.
Long-tailed duck still present this morning in the murk, about 100m out from the Cheddar tower. Several Red-crested pochard also in the main flock over on the south side.
The Long-t Duck still present at 12:30 hrs, straight out from the Cheddar Tower, although diving continually and could be easily missed as we did first off! Also a Red-c Pochard and a fem/juv Goldeneye.
In addition to Jeff`s sightings, four Red-crested Pochards (1m.,3f) and two Scaup were also present between 10am-11.30am this morning, all on the S. side amongst the Coots.
The Long-tailed Duck was still present this afternoon although some guidance by the County Recorder was most welcome. A drake and 3 female Red-crested Pochard were relatively easy to locate in the widely dispersed Coot flock. Didn't see the Scaup myself but they were there. A particularly vocal Common Redshank was present and was seen several times during my circuit.
No sign of Long Tailed Duck this morning. 3 Scaup, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 314 Pochard , over 100 Tufted Duck and 2 Goldeneye. Mud completely gone, and most of the dabbling duck as well.
The Long-tailed Duck was out in the middle this morning; also Goldeneye (3), Scaup (2), Red-crested Pochard (3), Shoveler (5), Wigeon (2), Teal (2), Gadwall (2), Tufted Duck (113) and Pochard (246).
A big increase in diving duck numbers this morning with 665 Pochard and 228 Tufted Duck. Also 2 Scaup, 5 Red-crested Pochard and 6 Goldeneye.