Monday, 11 February 2013
Breydon Green- winged Teal
Early morning on Friday 8th February, both Song Thrush and Wren seen in the garden. On Saturday 9th February, Pete A had tweeted finding a GW Teal on Breydon, I eventually made my way to Great Yarmouth. Walking up to the hide, Keith D & Phil H were still in there and although the bird had been lost from view. Phil thought he could still see the bird. He put me onto the bird with some excellent directions, it was on the estuary just beyond the lumps. When it moved, it was amongst 3,000 Teal it was indeed the excellent Green- winged Teal, it showed the classic white vertical stripe. It stood for most of the time, back on, but when it moved slightly and the white vertical stripe could just about be seen. Walking back, I met Roy & Ruth H and went back to direct them onto the bird, it was back on again and virtually impossible to pick up, however it shifted to a side on view and the white vertical stripe was once again obvious.