Officially 'found' on 2nd June 2021 when it was identified. Visitors reported to staff having seen a Shrike in that area the day previous but didn't investigate.
It remained until at least 7.30 pm but there was no sign next day.
The reddish brown flanks do look more Cinnamon Teal x Shoveler but the heavier spotting on the front looks more Blue-winged Teal x Shoveler to me.
I'm still leaning more towards Blue-winged Teal x Shoveler.
The bird to the left of the Greenshank. Seen this morning.
Not the best of photos as taken at great distance in dull conditions.
Thought it was a Dunlin at the time but the photos show a barred tail. Curlew Sandpiper were reported there this morning as well.
Any help would be appreciated.
Two things I'd consider.
Stop putting food out on the ground for a couple of weeks. After a few days they'll soon realise they're not going to be fed. If you keep providing them food they'll still come.
Secondly, for now I'd just provide food in hanging feeders. Magpies won't be able to use...
When I first got my P900 I was a little disappointed with the image quality lacking clarity/contrast. Adding a Hoya UV filter eliminated the problem. I wouldn't use the camera without now. Photos are now punchy and good contrast. The P900 is my primary camera nowadays. It's repeatedly taken...
Thanks. I think the same myself. I've not actually found a scheme where they mix the size of the colour rings.
I've re-sent the sighting to the BTO with a couple of photos. Hopefully they'll get back to me.
I saw this Avocet yesterday at RSPB Saltholme.
Ring details appear to be -
Left tibia - Large lime above small brown
Right tibia - Small brown above large dark green. Metal on tarsus
It's not a locally ringed bird and I can't see a similar scheme on cr-birding.
Anyone have an idea which...
A very pale Wigeon on Saltholme Pools this morning.
Unfortunately views weren't that good as it was mostly asleep. When it did briefly lift it's head, a male Wigeon moved in front of it.
We couldn't decide if it was just an immature Wigeon or possibly an American Wigeon due to the greyish...
Combination sounds very similar to those used for Curlew in my area. Several hundred ringed over the last 30 yrs or so on Seal Sands. The metal ring is usually obscured by the colour ring. Five un-coded colour rings are used.
I regularly send in sightings.
Large white on left tarsus is the...
Found on the beach last night by Colin Dodsworth and initially still in the same spot this morning. Late morning at 11.17 I saw it fly over the sea wall towards the Croft. It was soon relocated in the Putting Green where it gave prolonged views as it sat in the sun.
A first for me