Saturday, 7 December 2013

Water Rail clip

Wrote yesterday that the Baikal Teal had not been reported, and shortly after I published news arrived that it was back on the marsh at Southport. Colin had been busy working and did not fancy going out today, and I am not exactly enamoured of 'rare' ducks of unknown provenance so as usual I ended up at Amwell for the morning.
The Smew is still around near the Gladwyn hide and showing well at times. Two male Bullfinches were in the woods by the towpath. Also present were numerous Redwings, Blackbirds tits and crests. Heard a few Siskin here as well.
Wandered down to the Hollycross feeders-the Marsh Tit was calling but did not show, but there were as usual hoards of Goldfinch and Chaffinch with a few Greenfinches thrown in. The Bramblings have been reported again but as usual failed to appear for me.
Back at the watchpoint things had not changed much. However a Water Rail appeared from time to time so I tried filming it with the RX 100 through the scope.

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