So where to? For some strange reason I headed south down the M11 I hadn't planned to but there you go. I am going to Esher next week to pick up a church I need and to visit Hampton Court Palace. So I went to Barnes.
And look what I found!
I wandered into the wader scrape hided and saw a duck. And I thought "hello what are you" the obvious answer was Garganey but I thought it a bit early! Well here you go.
I wandered to the peacock tower in search of a birder with a scope so I could confirm it! I put a chap on it and sure enough a Garganey!! Nice! I'm guessing first winter male.
I know a few people who frequent Barnes and look who turned up, Josh and his Granny - Oh I'll suffer for that!!
I took Tricia and Josh to where the Vole was unfortunately for Tricia her son phoned for instructions on cooking roast beef.....
well have some more!
Lots of these chaps about....
I apologize for lots of shots of this little cutey