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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Brandon Marsh this Morning

Green Winged Teal in company of Eurasian Teal


I wasn't too bothered about seeing the Green Winged Teal at Brandon until I realised that this would be my first bird in three years! So off I went, arriving at first light and heading straight for the River Pool Hide. It was not to be the best of days - damp, dark, depressing, dismal, dreary, drizzly and dull! However, the Green Winged Teal was showing, not very well though, as it lurked on the far bank, before moving out into the open water. A "difficult" day for photography is a bit of an understatement! However, to coin a phrase from my mate Max S, a good day for "crappographs! I apologise for what I have placed in this blog entry, images that can't really be raised to the level of a "record shot"!

Other birds of note were Water Rail, a Yellow Legged Gull on East Marsh, two Oystercatchers, six Shelduck, nine Common Snipe and the feral Barnacle Goose.

You're probably bored to tears by now - but here are my "record crappographs"!

Green Winged Teal










Shelduck




Shoveller



Water Rail




Gadwall & Black Headed Gull



Feral Barnacle Goose




Robin



Todays Sightings:

Coot; Blackbird; Canada Goose; Teal; Shelduck; Shoveler; Gadwall; Green Winged Teal; Black Headed Gull; Carrion Crow; Mallard; Water Rail; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Fieldfare; Tufted Duck; Green Woodpecker; Greylag Goose; Wren; Magpie; Mute Swan; Kestrel; Stock Dove; Oystercatcher; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Barnacle Goose; Herring Gull; Moorhen; Lapwing; Song Thrush; Robin; Chaffinch; Common Snipe; Yellow Legged Gull; Great Tit; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Reed Bunting.

4 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Green Winged Teal; nice one.
I'd be very happy with those, having never seen one before.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Keith - this one is showing "well" but distant! My first in three years!

Central Birder said...

Nice shots Kevin, it was too far away on Sunday!

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Steve - it was also too far away when I took my shots!