Friday, 28 May 2010

Teal for Two

I made my way down to Holden Creek this evening, just as the tide was rising. Other than 7 spotted sandpiper, there were no shorebirds to be seen until I spotted a greater yellowlegs way out on the back pool.
The a flock of 17 teal flew in and landed on the same pool - they all appeared to be blue-winged. Scoping through, there were 15 drakes and just 1 duck, plus a drake cinnamon teal that I hadn't picked up in flight(!). Nice sight.
Otherwise it was all quiet, with the exception of a peregrine that came through briefly scattering the starlings.

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