I went out with Scarlett to the lakes at Woburn Deer Park on Sunday to look for ducks. She insisted that we bring bread to feed them.
There weren’t many birds – a couple of pairs of Tufted Ducks and Coots.
Tufties used to be a real scourge when I was fishing a lake in Kent, years ago, but they’re a new tick for me here in Bedfordshire.
Oh yes, and there were a few pairs of Mallards, who were very grateful for some old crumpets.
Throwing bread to ducks isn’t quite hardcore birdwatching, but do I have to admit that it was fun.