The Dark Room

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Green-winged Teal at the valley

With a Firecrest refound on the 28th March by RS and the fact that all of the valley birders successfully twitched it after work, the patch moved up a level. However, PH found a drake Green-winged Teal the next day at the viewing area and the bar was raised to the very top. A site first and again had to be twitched after work-well done Paulboy... With no sign the next day and the noticeable drop in numbers of common Teal it looks like it has moved on quicker than we hoped. A male Brambling was a added bonus whilst out checking for the Teal. Sunday 31st I added Sand Martin (30) and 2 Swallow over by the reservoir bringing my patch year list total to 88. Which is down on last years figure by 6 at the same time of year.

Green-winged Teal 

Male 2cy Firecrest

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