I carried out my WeBS count recently at Redesmere lake and it was good to see the first returning pair of Goldeneye of the winter. It's nice to see the birds returning, especially as we have now lost all our summer migrants. The lakes will be filling up with larger numbers and varying species of geese. Hopefully I will get to see some of the rarer ones this year.
In the meantime, I am happy enough watching the Goldeneye out in the deeper sections of the water.
Very good looking male.
Male and female here.
A male Tufted Duck here, not to be confused with the male Goldeneye.
And a female Tufted Duck.