A text first thing this morning from Steve at the Swannery (cheers Steve!) got me heading there once I’d managed to wake myself up. He’d found a gorgeous male Smew which is probably the bestest of all ducks. Presumably, the cold weather in Eastern Europe has pushed a few into the UK though most birds that turn up tend to be females or Redheads as they are usually called. I’ll leave it to you to figure out why they are called Redheads, it’s not that tricky!
Anyhow, here are a few photos from this morning.