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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Denham Quarry - Red-breasted Merganser

Took a couple of attempts to see the Red-breasted Merganser at Denham Quarry but car parking charges aside, it's a great site.

The first attempt was on a gloomy day, where the sawbill had re-located further down the Colne Valley.



Today, the weather was much more favourable, perfect in fact.  A crisp cold morning, subdued winter light and no wind. 



Present here were eight Goosander made up of four drakes and four females.  The Merg was in full flirt mode taking its fancy to one of the female Goosander.


Also on site were a Kingfisher, three Common Gull, Treecreeper, 42 Common Pochard, Common Buzzard, and a Red Kite.

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