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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Female/1st winter Smew at Kenfig pool today.

    After seeing 2 Purple sandpiper, a Water pipit and a 1stW Med gull at Ogmore this morning, Dean
McCeachen and I went to Kenfig pool, as Dean had said there were good numbers of Duck on there  yesterday. Amongst the Tufted flock was a smaller duck with a noticeably white face, but it was more down than up. Luckily a man entered the hide with a zoom scope and the bird proved to be a fem/1stW Smew. Dean got this very distant record shot (Coot behind).

1 comment:

DRWG said...

Nice find Sid. First a KNNR since 2004.