Monday, 10 December 2012

Falcated duck Farmoor 10th December

I must admit that when it comes to ducks i'm not the greatest fan, probably because of all the controversy that go's with an unusual individual that turn's up,so when i had a text about the bird yesterday i didn't drop everything and rush to farmoor.
I decided that if it was still there today i would take a look.Seeing that the Baikal teal has now been accepted i thought it's better to be safe than sorry,you never know what might be decided in a few  years!
When i first got there the bird was on the edge of the reservoir with mallard.The bird was probably about 100m away and if you tried to move closer than this it was the first bird to head for the water and swim out.At one time a chinook flew over and the bird briefly took to the wing, being the only bird to do so!

So who know's? the bird was very wary,could it be a genuine vagrant? or were it's previous owners really horrible to it to make it so nervous?! The former we all hope! ;-).

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