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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Glaucous and GW Teal

On Wed 3 Feb the biscuit coloured 1st winter Glaucous Gull was seen of the roof at Esplanade court (east of Yarmouth FC & just N of the Hollywood cinema) During the whole period of observation, it remained seated and just stood up and sat down again when bread was thrown out (it didn't fly down towards the bread, sadly). At Blythburgh, I was fortunate to meet Lenny T and we scanned from the footpath just beyond the bridge there were a lot of Teal north- west section of estuary and Lenny did really well to pick out the Green- Winged Teal, it was slightly bigger than the other Teal and had the stand white vertical instead of horizontal line it also had a bill band which band which gave the bill a bulbous appearance. The bird was easily lost when it swam away but equally we soonb picked it out again as it saw towards a group of Teal by the fence posts in the extreme north west corner, I also spotted 7 Bar- tailed Godwits too.

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