Denton, again. 13/11/2013

Can’t keep away from the place now. I’m amazed at the turnover of wildfowl here-it’s a different count/mix of birds every day. The res is in a very popular shooting area, along with nearby Belvoir and Knipton lakes and my theory is that birds are moving between these water bodies. On Monday a fine drake goldeneye was fresh in, but not there today, in fact a bit of a clearout was evident, with a lot fewer birds today, though the drake red-crested pochard is still finding the place to it’s liking. The level has dropped further still, but has a way to go before it reaches the drought-hit low of ’76.

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