Monday, 30 March 2009

March 30th 2009

Finally clawed back Green-winged Teal on the draycote listers when JJ rang early afternoon to say there was one reported at Draycote Water so after a world record dash and a stiff finger to health & safety and after 20 minutes of searching I found it in toft shallows, a male. Certainly elusive and joined by the two Bobs we eventually managed some photographs though in my case just a record shot. It spent two hours wandering around the submerged willow trees occasionally coming out in to open water for a few seconds before vanishing again amongst the willows. This is the second record for Draycote with the first on February 4th 1990 which I failed to see so many thanks to the unknown finder.

Green-winged Teal by Bob Duckhouse - excellent effort considering he had to poke his camera through the hedge and willows

Green-winged Teal just a poor record shot by me.


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