PUBLISHED: 09:02 19 November 2017
This time of the year is best to see ducks’ dazzling plumage, says Emily Kench of the RSPB. Here’s her East Anglian top 10.
Everything is a little empty at the moment. The warmth of bonfires has passed; reds, golds and greens of December feel just that bit too far away; and the branches of our once well-dressed trees stretch naked. Nothing lifts the slate-washed skies.
Even blacked-out silhouettes of passing wintering wildfowl can’t offer contrast in a greyscale landscape. They add angles, loose shapes, train-horn honks, and impact still air with the beat of their wings, but no colour. From a distance that is…