Saturday, 9 March 2013

Cosmeston

GBC monthly walk, 7 participants. Highlights, 2 Snipe flew up from the 'snipe paddock', circled and came down again. Mixed flock of Redwing & Fieldfare in trees near west paddock, around 30 birds in all. The Scaup type bird was on W lake, the small black bill nail suggesting that this may have been a bona Lesser Scaup [was reported y'day], but still s'thing about it didn't look right to me - size for one. Need to check the video I took some time ago of the bird that was defo considered  2 b hybrid. Also Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaff near the Med Village. Couple of Reed Bunts seen, pair of Bullfinch and 2 Jay.

1 comment:

John Wilson said...

The Scaup was the Lesser. Both the genuine and the hybrid birds have been around. Thanks to Alex Bevan on the Cardiff Bird Club blog for comments.