In typical Phil Abbott fashion, despite it being what I can only describe as the worst winter on patch in my time here for both birds and weather, he still makes as much effort as ever and was duly rewarded with the patches second ever Green-winged Teal! A smart drake on Bridge Marsh on Saturday 19th Dec.
Unlike the first one (a short staying drake on Colyford Marsh on 29th Jan 2013) this one is lingering, although it is often invisible, I dipped it four times before seeing it this morning.
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Really pleased Ian Mc has seen it, he was off patch on the day of the first bird with no sign of it by the time he was home.
This will probably be my last post before Christmas, so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish ALL my readers a....
VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!