Not so many years ago coot numbers at Bosherton Lakes would have been in treble figures by the turn of the year. We would also have expected to see pochards (small numbers at least). They've become a bit of a rarity these days and not surprisingly none were seen today.
Numbers of goldeneye were also quite low today, our max count was just 7 (two in the eastern arm and 5 in the central arm with 7 tufted ducks). In addition a scaup was feeding with a young male tufted duck on the western arm.