Monday, 14 July 2014

14th July 2014 Rodmell

Shoveler 1
Garganey 2
Greenshank 1
Little Owl 1

Two Garganey and a Shoveler at Rodmell
Their long all-grey bills, prominent supercilium contrasting with a dark crown and dark eye-stripe, pale loral spots bordered below by a dark cheek line joining the bill and pale creamy throats all help identify them. Whilst we never saw the open wing it is tempting to think their overall orangey-brown appearance and narrow white fringes to their blackish tertials point to them being juveniles.