Sunday, 10 January 2016

Green-winged Teal at Walmsley 8th Jan 2016

There has been a drake Green winged Teal at Walmsley bird sanctuary here in North Cornwall for several weeks.

With the lengthening days it has been easier to spot as it is displaying along with all the other Eurasian Teal.

The Green-winged is the North American nominate race Anas carolinensis and it's main ID difference is the white breast stripe and the lack of white stripe along the scapulars.

These are distant shots and more for birders than photographers!


Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Fantastic birds!

Sam and Lisa said...

Hi Adrian, I will have to make the effort for a trip up to Walmsley, I haven't been for ages.Is the Owl a Walmsley Owl? Also the Otter would be fantastic to see.