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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Seek and ye will find. Ogden p.m.

NKs Wigeon. A mega tick for Queensbury.
The Wigeon today is a female but the one on NKs photo yesterday I put as a male in eclipse. Is it a different bird or was it the light on Nigels photo ? will have to compare the two later. Yet another problem!

I wasnt happy with this mornings Wigeon search and I couldnt see that it would have moved off in last nights weather so when the family bit was finished I donned on my already wet gear and set off again in the rain for another attempt. Luckily the weather brightened and things started to look up when I came across 2 Greylags by the water, a bit of a rarety for here. As I got round to the east side I picked up the Wigeon in amongst Mallards by the shore.Problem was the bushes were high in that area and I had to wait till it moved to a clearer bit for any photos. I strode back along Syke Lane feeling pleased with myself and just when I thought it was all over I found 16 Mistle Thrush and 4 Song Thrush on the wires and in the trees at the bottom of Ned Hill.  As some of the Mistles flew over I got the schack call of a Fieldfare but as it couldnt be seen I dismissed it. Thanks to Nigels photo a poor weekend turned into a stonker.
BS

2 comments:

Brian Sumner said...

Just compared Nigels photo, same bird , female Wigeon.

NigelK said...

Glad your efforts were rewarded. I hope to get back out today and never again take anything for granted.