A good mornings birding starting in Maldon, Essex for the drake Green-winged Teal. Eventually found the place and soon found the bird mixed in with Eurasian Teal.
On my return home I stopped off at Staines Reservoirs and found a great selection of wildfowl. Most impressive was a redhead Smew and a drake Scaup and 5 Black-necked Grebes with 1 bird in full breeding plumage.
However spread across the two reservoirs were a total of 48 Goldeneye, very impressive. Also 4 Ring-necked Parakeets were perched up along the roadside.