February 28, 2013

Rosroe Lake and a glimpse of the Smew

 Rosroe Lake from up on the hill. The farmer who was most friendly  gave me permission to drive up and scope the lake

 The Rosroe Tower House close to the lake shore dates back to 1402 A.D , you could feel the past here and could imagine the scene back then.




I had given up hope of finding the Smew on the lake after 2 hours of watching Tuftys , Goldeneye and the Cormorants that were nest building in a dead tree, while walking away I stopped and looked behind me to see this small white duck emerge from the reeds 100m away ,it gave a wing flap and disappeared. A 10 second glimpse, but never the less my first male Smew.

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