It had been a few years since I saw my last, in Cheshire.
The bird was quite a distance out, but at it's closest when I arrived. I was able to pop my head and camera over the wall of the upper reservoir and take a few pictures.
The water was choppy on a very windy day, and like all Smews, this one was very wary.
One of the birds I would most like to see is a male Smew. The closest I have ever come, and the only Smew I have seen, was an immature male in the harbour at Oshawa, ON a few years ago. It only stayed for a couple of days, and while quite lovely, did not rival an adult.ReplyDelete
Beauty Smew female, swimmer of kind.ReplyDelete
Hello Adam. Congratulations! Smew is a beautiful bird.ReplyDelete
What a great red head!ReplyDelete
Can't remember the last one I saw Adam. They are even scarcer here on the West coast.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing your post & beautiful bird with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week. LOVE the colors. And being such a rare sighting makes it all the better!!ReplyDelete
Hello, Great bird and sighting. I would love to see this bird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and weekend. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Very exciting to see a seldom seen bird!ReplyDelete