01/04/2013 Gunners Park, Essex

Long Tailed Duck: Last week I took a trip to Essex to see my family, but I managed to pack my binoculars and camera!
Before I go anywhere for a prolonged period, I usually check out the local birding sites and latest reports where I saw that a female Long Tailed Duck had been seen at Gunners Park near Southend on Sea.

So on my first day there I took (or dragged, depending on who you talk to) the whole family to see their first Long Tailed Duck and what a duck, OK its not a super male but still a little cracker.