Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Autumn Tuesday 8 - Marfleet/East Park

Waxwing (c) 2008 Roy Cull
Goosander (drake) (c) 2008 Philip Hargreaves Goosander (c) 2008 Philip Hargreaves
Record shot of drake Teal at East Park
Female Goosanders (c) 2008 Chris Cox
Waxwing - showing wing-markings (c) 2008 Chris Cox
Waxwing - wings open (c) 2008 Chris Cox
Phew! Before this morning every session had seen Waxwings except the Tuesday gang, but they performed very well for both groups in the best light we have encountered so far. The Woodcock in the morning when we were watching the Waxwings was a big surprise. We went on to East Park and found that the Goosanders had returned. Maureen spotted a drake Teal on one of the islands, which is the first time I've seen that species at this location. There was a Great Spotted Woodpecker, and in the morning the Kingfisher flew under the bridge while the class were stood on top watching it! I can relax now everyone has seen the Waxwings!

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