Although Dawn was just breaking I got onto it almost right away, it was sleeping with all the tufted ducks.
As the light was not good I had to wait about an hour for sunrise before I could take any photo's, and with the area fenced off against dogs it is impossible to get close to the birds.
I was quite lucky as this one was about as close as anyone could get to it under the conditions, so I was very pleased as this was my first chance to get some images of this species.
The images below are hot off the press !!.