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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Monday 4th October 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30 It was a sun-shower day; bright sunshine with sudden heavy rain showers at the same time. There was a low rainbow over the houses at the north end of the lake. When we were young this weather was called a fox's wedding. We saw a new bird for our patch list - a very smart male Mandarin duck . When we first saw him he was dozing on the bank. Later he was swimming with some of the many Mallards . A Cormorant was fishing but did not catch any of the quite large fish cruising just below the surface. A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
Mandarin Duck - Source: Shutterstock