You could have been lead to believe you were at the seaside and not Draycote Water this morning, with the very strong wind causing high waves and breakers! (Unfortunately with the current weather systems, waves at the seaside are mahoosive and those affected are in my thoughts). I had not seen the drake Smew on recent visits and today it was very flighty along Farborough Bank and quite difficult to pin down! The Goldeneye are a little easier, but still difficult to focus on due to the wind buffeting my equipment (despite its weight!).