Red-crested Pochard localy is rather scarce and just about annual. Last year Bowers Marsh saw a female and this year the same site produced thisvery fine but always distant drake.
Taken from the southern path by standing on the 'gull watching' log and straining to see over the top of the reedbed. This side of this site really does need an elevated viewing mound to see the best spots which have birds. Shame the RSPB keep ignoring local birders.