Sunday, November 04, 2007

Local birding - Long-tailed Duck & Barn Owl - 4th Nov 2007.

The juv Long-tailed Duck on Upper Roddlesworth Reservoir seemingly reappeared today after a few days of either negative visits or no news at all. I assume it has been visiting another water. Sadly, although still appearing healthy, the bird is now entangled in some fishing line, as can be seen in the lower image. As yet, it doesn't appear to be affecting its ability to feed, but it can only be bad news for the bird. A Barn Owl at a local site was a nice way to end the day.