Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hodbarrow RSPB

What a different day today, following the glorious sunshine yesterday, this morning was windy and cold with sleet at low levels and heavy snow higher up.

However, yesterdays news of two Slavonian grebes at Hodbarrow RSPB seemed worth investigating, and sure enough I found them easily enough at the eastern end of the lagoon. Also here, 12 eiders and several red-breasted mergansers.

Funny thing is, although red-necked and black-necked grebes occasionally do turn up on passage in summer plumage, I've never seen such a good looking summer plumage Slavonian grebe away from the breeding grounds. Most Slavs I've seen away from Scotland have looked like the winter plumage bird here. Odd how their plumages are so different. Pity the light wasn't better.

It was cold!

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