Of late I have gotten rather lazy about getting up! Too easy to pull the duvet up and read and listen to music. Given there were reports of a Green Winged Teal at Connaught Water and that it would be convenient to go before popping in to dads I hopped out of bed and left about 7.
Connaught attracts lots of ducks and as they get fed you see some odd sights.
Gadwall walking down a path? Surey not!
I examined the various teals I saw but they were all European and when I ran into another birder he said the same.
Still I did gain a Mandarin Duck for a year tick.
A Great Spotted Woody was really banging away and there plenty of ducks and geese (including Egyptian).
The ever reliable.....
No rarity then but a nice stroll.