02/02/2015 Crosby Marina Lake

Long-tailed Duck: After working the weekend and unable to find enough people who wanted to go to either Essex for the Serin or Aberdeen for the Harlequin Duck I decided to settle for another duck, not a mega but much more local.

This was my second attempt at this bird, my first try I ended up getting very wet and very cold, this time I was just very cold.

Upon my arrival the bird was right out in the far middle of the lake before flying toward the southern edge giving me some excellent views.