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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Garganey at Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve

Some field notes on the female/juvenile Garganey at Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve 23/8/12. Mainly stayed around the three small islands in the main lagoon, viewed from the boardwalk at 1:30pm.
Teal sized, strong head pattern, darker "cap" and back of neck, neat scalloped pattern on back, greyish speculum, pale wing coverts, strong mottling on flanks and breast sides, black legs, all-dark bill, which was relatively broad towards the tip.


Rob T said...

From Rob Thomas

Mark Hipkin said...

Nice one Rob. Cracking post. I like the notes, it makes the sighting (and the post) a bit more personal than with a photo. Good stuff.

Rob T said...

Cheers Mark -it was a great bird, presumably the same one that has been seen over the last few weeks :)