Monday, 31 March 2014
Minsmere Fudge Duck
On Thursday 27th March a trip to Minsmere in the hope of photographing Bitterns revealed a superb male Ferruginous Duck at the Island Mere. The bird spent most of its time in the far left hand corner of the Mere associating m,mainly with Tufted Ducks, seen albeit against strong sunlight it spent most of its time before it swam out to the middle and then reasonably close to the hide. 2 Snipe were seen on the ground too. Several Marsh Harriers, 2 males and 1 female were seen quartering the reeds. Sadly no Bitterns seen yet alone photographed. Later on a walk around the Denes and Ness Point only revealed 13 Turnstones at the Point.