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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Green-winged Teal at Kenfig salt marsh

A record shot of the drake Green-winged Teal at Kenfig salt marsh, this afternoon. Found earlier today by Darren Coombs. The bird showed frequently on the flooded scape area and even came out of the water briefly to preen. It spent the entire time that I was there, this afternoon, in East Glamorgan.

3 comments:

Barry Stewart said...

Really nice find despite being long overdue - hopefully the start of a nice little run of things other than gulls!

David Gilmore said...

Indeed a very nice find, despite the walk! Good to see a few smiling faces too.

Rob T said...

Great find Darren! And I remember Mark H predicting this for Kenfig salt marsh about this time last year! Great to see the salt marsh still coming up trumps :)