|Part of the main pond at Soddy Gap|
A beautiful morning this morning with quite a frost, but the sun was shinning and so decided not to wast it.
I noticed on Bird Guides that the Long Tail Duck was still at Soddy so thought I would give it a go, as can be seen from my last post (a long time ago) I was heading to see it when I got diverted. On arrival at Soddy I scanned the main pool but no sign, but there was a good showing of Goosanders.
|Male & female Goosanders, just a few of at least 60+|
|There was also quite a few Teal about and Wigeon, and I counted 5 Snipe|
I moved on to the first of the two smaller pools and bingo one female Long-tailed Duck. I had just got my scope and camera set up and squeezed a shot off when it and the 2 tufties it was swimming with got spooked by dogs and took off.
|Just a small portion of the flock of geese|
|There is always at least one on guard.|