Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Choseley and Holme

The first stop of the day was at Choseley, where 4 Tree Sparrow were found in roadside hedges with a much larger number of House Sparrow.

On to Holme, where a large flock of Fiedfare were showing well by the first car park. Eight Long-tailed Duck were on the sea, in two groups, four stunning males and 4 females c1500 m a part. A distant grebe was identified as Slavonian, with its contrasting colouration, small size, esp neck, angled head and white secondaries, with white shoulder all seen.
The most interesting siting of the day concerned a single Goose on the sea, assuming it to br Brent, investigation showed it to be a compact 'brown' goose and then the orange on black bill confirmed it as a Tundra Bean!

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