15/03/2013 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Green Winged Teal: I was gutted yesterday as before I left work (the bad work, the bank) I checked bird guides and saw that a Green Winged Teal had turned up at Inner Marsh Farm!

So I arrived early this morning to try mt luck, but the bird was no where to be seen, until the afternoon when it was spotted from the reception  hide loafing around with a ton of Teal.

The GWT is the bird on the left, look close and you can see the vertical white stripe as the bird on the right is a regular Teal and has a horizontal white stripe.

Its was a very uninspiring bird from such a distance and through the murk of the Spring rain and then the glare from the low light of the sun! But I was pleased to see it nevertheless.