This is the Long-tailed Duck I've been calling a female all autumn and winter. It is now beginning to show a bicoloured bill it does still look like a female but - the plumage has changed significantly in recent weeks ..... Couldn't find the male today. Still at least 8 Goldeneye. About 2,000 Black heads in the roost + 600 or so Common Gulls.
Curlew displaying when I arrived, still two Oystercatcher, the drake Shelduck is back, there'll be an LRP any day.