breakfast . It wasn't too long though before the drakes got their act together and moved off to join the redheads . It was interesting to watch the group feed along the reedbeds at the back of the lake , then
return to an area more in the middle to preen , doze , then , one by one make their way back to feed again . When things got quiet , there always seemed to be a supporting act , like a Kingfisher , which
I am glad to say , was finding plenty to eat along the far bank , behind the island . Shame was , everything was frozen solid on the hide side of the lake , so there was no chance of a shot on the
perches just out front of the hide . The nearest it came was on the side of the tree that stands on the
I must admit , I was very pleased to get back to the car , and it's heater , my feet were frozen .