07/04/2014 Newton Lake, Newton-le-Willows

Ringed-necked Duck: As I sit in work Birdguides pings on my phone and I see that a bird I need has been found practically on my doorstep! Typical as here I am stuck in work, over an hour away!
So I ducked out early from work and after a little bit of speeding I made it at the Lake where the bird showed well just before the light dipped behind the trees.
It has no rings, and was loitering around with a small flock of tufties. I was also informed by a top bloke, Chris Tynan that the bird was certainly not coming to bread as he witnessed someone throw in a loaf when the bird moved away - contrary to what I read on a local forum.

What a little cracker!

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Ill be back' tomorrow morning at least.