got cirl bunting a possible RS at cvl. CUrrently involved in a discussion about a pair of birds seen there....one was a hybrid the other probably wasnt, but the pics are being witheld for some reason....trying to get to the bottomn of it. As i know from my own family, folk in the sw can be very pigheaded at times; 60% of my genes are northern tho
There are currently a pair of ruddy shelduck at slimbridge. The pair at chew valley lake were originally at slimbridge but were described as hybrids. The current birds at slimbridge are the real deal. I saw the chew birds today after seeing the blue winged teal. The chew birds look nothing like the current slimbridge birds.
`Is this based on your own experience or just a bigotted mind`
40 years of experience. Been visiting somerset x2 a year since i was 6months old. As my dad is from somerset farming stock, I feel completly qualified to say what folk are like in deepest darkest somerset. Cant say its just my mental family either, seen the same behaviour in lots of folk from the area.
IF the birds at chew are still there, could someone put up some pics of BOTH birds plz? From memory there was quite a differnce between them.
This pic does show that the lead duck[i could see the other one was dodgy in the field, by the dark area on back of the head] isnt a `proper` RS. I doubt even a juv RS would show a wing pattern like in this pic??