19th January 2012
Rather out of the blue a drake Ferruginous Duck was found at Whitlingham on Thursday afternoon. In hope rather than expectation I managed to get to Whitlingham after work, but even a part jog (part wheeze) around to the conservation area bay wasn't enough to beat the impending darkness. The conservation area bay was almost empty, with most of the wildfowl drifting into the middle of the broad to roost. I tried to find a consolation Owl or Woodcock, but it was not to be. The Fudge Duck has been seen again today, so if you don't need to use your digits for a while, I would appreciate you crossing them for me that it stays until tomorrow.