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Re: Steart Marshes - 17 October 2015

Sorry.... but have to split in more that one posting as site keeps rejecting as Spam :-(

For me some of the highlights were the flocks of Dunlin, Avocet on the River Parrett, along with the flocks of Goldfinch on the marshes. A male sparrowhawk was spotted hunting this birds. Sadly I didn't see a Peregrine on this trip.

Re: Steart Marshes - 17 October 2015

However, what did catch my eye was a most unusual kingfisher. In a drainage channel to the west of the Polden Hide there was a kingfisher will very little blue. The chest was orange, legs were red, bill was black, but its back and wings were a mixture of black and brown plumage. A very strange looking bird and a first for me.

Re: Steart Marshes - 17 October 2015

Great to meet you for the first time today Robin. Keep shooting and sharing your excellent photographs. Best regards, Nick.