Rishton Res turns up some more good birds

The messages on my phone yesterday meant a quick lunch hour trip had to be undertaken from work in Barrowford to Rishton Reservoir where two Greenland White-fronted Geese had been seen. Steve Grimshaw found them and a few of the locals had turned up to see them. Bill Aspin kindly gave me permission to use some of his images.
They were feeding quite happily on the west bank though the approach of a couple of railway workers in hi-viz jackets moved them up the hill and eventually down to the reservoir's edge. Not only were these birds present but there was also a first-winter drake Shoveler in with the Mallards, the usual single Great Crested Grebe and to top it all off the Red-breasted Merganser flew in but immediately dived and dissappeared!

Not bad for 10 minutes - that's what the place is like! You never know!

..and the news is that they're still present today!


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