Wigeon Anas penelope One was at Oued Loukkos on 4th and at least ten were at Merja Zerga on 5th.
Wigeon anas Penelope Small numbers seen in most duck flocks.
An eclipse drake with Eurasian Wigeon A. penelope on the sea at Scalby Mills.
A flooded roadside area held numerous MALLARD, a few AMERICAN WIGEON and my first drake PINTAIL of the trip.
December records were very similar with a maximum count of 132 Wigeon on the 24th and good numbers of other dabbling duck.
So ended a fantastic day, the final bag included pinkfooted geese, mallard, wigeon, pheasant and a hare.
Another pack of approaching wigeon produced a pleasant surprise for there was a single duck pintail in their midst.
Nettley 's Hide produced WIGEON, TEAL and SHOVELER, mostly, also a few PINTAIL.
In winter parties of wigeon and teal are common and rarer ducks seen include velvet scoter and garganey.
Scanning the lake produced, for the first time on the weekend, several species of duck including wigeon, pochard and ruddy duck.
Wildfowl numbers are starting to build up, with a few Wigeon being seen, and winter Common Gulls are beginning to appear.
Wigeon numbers started to climb late in the month reaching 220 by Sept 26 th.