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Sunday 19 March 2017

Slavonian Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe, male Scaup
Not what I'd planned to be seeing this Spring, but makes a change from migrating eagles, I guess! All three were seen this afternoon at Staines Reservoir, just a 10min drive from Shepperton where we're currently staying. It was cool (13C), windy (waves big enough to completely obscure large ducks!) and very dull but these three species more than made up for that. Also seen were Goldeneye, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Great-crested Grebe, Redshank, Black-headed, Cormorant, Common and Herring Gull, Common Crow, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.
Some dodgy photos, I blame the poor light and strong wind....
Slavonian Grebe - size comparison with Goldeneye - I'd forgotten how small they are

Slavonian Grebe

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