Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Another Day, Another Dip

A trip to Buckenham Marshes for a hoped for Green-winged Teal. did not produce the bird, but did produce a number of interesting sightings. One Dunlin, 3 Ruff and 50+ Black-tailed Godwit were seen, with 1000s of Wigeon, but only small groups of Teal. Two Marsh Harriers drifted over, occasionally putting up all the birds. Two RSPB workers flushed a Jack Snipe, but seemed oblivious to its presence. A wonderful Chinese Water Deer dashed across the marsh. A single goose amongst the feral Barnacles had me interested and I am still not sure of its parentage!
(best suggestion seems to be a hybrid Snow/Barnacle).

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