On arrival I could sense something was wrong. True to form it had flown from its original location and they had lost it.
Luckily Colin re-found it on one of the other pools. It was distant and appeared wary - good sign. It then completely let itself down by swimming directly towards us and came as close as it could. With better views we confirmed the identification.
Lovely duck, but sadly not the 200th genuinely wild bird for SW Leicestershire I'm afraid.
|Female Hooded Merganser|