The Long-eared Owl was so well-hidden that I could not even locate it in the viewfinder
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Half a flap later we see bird #2 has the barred flanks of an adult.
The narrowness of the rufous band under the belly suggests to me this is a duck ....
.... although here the band across the flanks seems rather wide.
The intricate feather pattern of a drake Teal.
and the other side.
In this view we can see that the tail is certainly not ‘barred’.
One of the 7 Herring Gulls seems bored! Preening on its left is an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.
The back-drop at the reserve is not very attractive: there is a paper mill to the south.