Green-winged Teal male
Anas carolinensis
Dogsthorpe Star Pit NR, Peterborough
26 October 2003

I was unhappily watching England v Samoa in the Rugby World Cup (England were getting beaten) when a text from from bird finder extraordinaire Kevin Durose brightened up my day: Green-winged Teal at Star Pit.

I missed the one (same bird probably) earlier in the year, so I headed straight up there. It didn't take much finding and performed well. I managed to get these record shots as the bird was quite distant.

My only disappointment was that I had grilled this pit yesterday and it was either not there or I  overlooked it! Doh!

26 October 2003

Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica APO Televid 77 with 20xWA eyepiece

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