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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Avocet on the Ogmore

This Avocet was seemingly grounded by fog at Ogmore Estuary this morning. In fact, the two previous occurrences of this species at the site that I am aware of were also in foggy conditions. The bird was rather flighty and I don't expect it will hang around for long, given the amount of disturbance down there.


David Gilmore said...

Nice photo Paul.

Paul Roberts said...

I think this bird is a 2cy female, based on the presence of some brownish post-juvenile coverts and retained brownish primaries, bill shape, pale area at the base of the bill and the suggestion of an eye-ring.