Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Newport Cattle Egret & American Wigeon

The Cattle Egret again resting just downstream from the bridge.
The American Wigeon is with the flock of c25 ordinary Wigeon which alternate between the seaward Parrog rocks at low tide, moving to the creek upstream from the Boat Club at high tide. It had to be pointed out to me as I was looking for an obvious green face flash, as per Collins, which it doesn't have, but the very pale cream forehead stripe & pinkish flanks were clear in retrospect.