Tuesday, 31 August 2010

An escapee at Upton Warren...

Attached is an image that was on the Flashes last weekend.

Nobody could identify it so I sent the image to Brian Stretch (Worcester Birding) who came up with the following -

'It's a Speckled Teal, a South American species. There are 4 sub-species so will try and pinpoint which one, but which ever it is it will almost certainly be an escape'.

He did get back to me...

'It's resident in the Andes from Peru and Bolivia south to Chile and Argentina and is also known as 'Sharp-winged Teal''.

I think another first for Upton Warren - ok it's an escapee!


Stuart, Upton Warren

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