Monday, 28 March 2016

28th March, 2016 Pulborough Brooks RSPB

Paid a visit this afternoon to try to see the drake American Wigeon which had been found by Gordon Beck yesterday evening. It was present on the far bank from West Mead hide and was asleep for most of the time.
Unfortunately to distant for photography, but even so a great rarity in Sussex and this is just the second acceptable record with the first seen during the winter of 1996/97 in Pagham Harbour. An excellent find by Gordon.

Very poor record shot of the drake American Wigeon asleep at Pulborough RSPB
(the best I could do with my SLR camera)

(above 3 photos all digiscoped by DC)
Drake American Wigeon on Pulborough Brooks