In the absence of any serious walking I often pop up in the car to the small reservoir at the top of Longridge. There are a pair of Great Crested Grebes usually in evidence, diving into the depths. They apparently have a splendid mating dance but so far have not displayed it to me.
But today who should wander into my garden but this splendid Garganey drake. A rare visitor indeed.
Wow! Spectacular! I’m a little envious. Well spotted.
You were lucky to see it, you could have been looking the other way or in another room and missed it.
Exactly. Maybe I should have a bet on the Grand National tomorrow.
It was presumably lost.