While walking Hettie (Border Terrier) we saw a Goosander on the River Onny. I have been informed it was a female as it had a brown head and grey body, the males have almost white bodies.
I saw a Goosander on the Onny Meadows last Winter as well but did not see a male one then either.
I have also been told that the dabducks (Little Grebe) have returned and are on the ponds at the Onny Meadows. I heard them last Spring but didn’t get a confirmed sighting, they have a very distinctive ‘Cackle’.