Yesterday's Red-Throated Diver was still present on the William Girling Reservoir this afternoon viewed from mansfield park along side a supporting cast of no fewer than 14 Black-Necked Grebe and was a welcome addition to my London List (no 266 if your asking)
At near bye Connaught Water i counted 33 Mandarin Duck (inc 18 drakes) and surprised to find a fem Hooded Merganser acting aggressive to other wildfowl, feeding like it should, and also past the bread test, and was also un-ringed !!
I'm sure it must be an escape, as connaught is fame for attracting such birds but could it be wild
considering what has turned up this autumn??
a smart bird despite it origin ?