I was up in Lancs on plant duty the previous day when Reevsey picked out this drake Ring-necked Duck during a morning session. Well done mate! Returning later that evening, I ticked it off at dusk and got over first thing hoping it had stayed to have it's picture taken?
It had!! The light was appalling however - dark water, white water - nothing seemed to help!
An occasional burst of sunshine!
Now that's one duck that looks better paddling towards you....
So I'll finish with this one :-)