The Cory's was not seen again after the initial sighting, which then made for a relaxing few hours at this top inland site.
It was teeming with wildfowl, best of which were four Greater Scaup of which one was a drake, but all of which were enjoying a late morning snooze. Four Red-Crested Pochard were also present (three drakes), amongst the large groups of duck that included Wigeon, Shoveler, and Teal. Decent numbers of Lapwing were present on the islands and shoreline. A single Little Grebe was present off-shore.
It was great to see my first Goldeneye of the season, at least a dozen here that included at least three drakes.
A couple of Common Buzzard soared over being typically mobbed by the resident corvids, as did a Red Kite which looked altogether more serene.
Another surprise were the presence of three Great Egret spread out across the length of the north arm of the reservoir.