01/11/2016 Pennington Flash

Red-throated Diver: Autumn was in full swing at Penny today which made for a lovely morning, it was crisp and bright with plenty of Autumn migrants such as Redwing and the RTD, a great find by Bill Harrison who struck lucky yesterday.
Great-crested Grebe: Unfortunately and typically the RTD stayed pretty much out in the middle of the lake between the Rucks and the Yacht club, best views from the western end.  

I spent most of the morning walking and driving around the flash and still the bird kept its distance, unlike yesterday when Colin Davies got some great shots.

After getting frustrated with the diver I got distracted by this GCG which was happily feeding in a small pond behind the Flash and posed for pictures.