19/12/2014 Newchurch Common, Cheshire

Smew: Nice to catch up with Cheshire's female Smew, with it being literally on the way to work, and December being such a manic month I haven't had the opportunity 

It was also nice to catch up with Rob Morsley who like I spent some time scanning through the big flocks of Wigeon and Coot in search of the bird. 

After a long and muddy walk around the lake we finally pinned the bird down - if however a little distant.