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Mystery Bird February

We had a good number of answers for the January Mystery bird. Over 60% of them were correct, with all other votes being for Widgeon, Teal and Gadwall.

The sharply attenuated rear end should give a strong indication the bird was a Pintail. There are no indications of white in the flank indicating Teal or Widgeon and the bird shows long dark centred scapulars so typical of a drake Pintail. This individual was photographed at Cley Marshes last December. A shot of the same bird as it emerged from below the water is below.

Phil and Jan Thorpe are now in the lead having two consecutive answers correct. Well done you two.

For February we have at last left the water and this month’s mystery bird is below. Click here to submit your entry or send an e-mail to carl@wildlifetoursandeducation.co.uk

For the rules regarding entry see here.

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