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Thursday, 26 September 2013

More Terns at the Res

A quick trip down to the Res this lunchtime was rewarded with this shot. I've spoken to Gazza, Bazza, Tazza and Wazza, and I've also emailed some Swedish bloke called Lars. They've all confirmed my initial suspicions that this is a bird. The orange bill is probably just a trick of the light.

I then decided to consult Glamorgan's very best tern identification expert. Jeff thinks it might be a badger.

As far as I'm aware this is the first confirmed record for the Res?


Seymour said...

My God - that's the WP's first record of Indian River Tern Randy! You clever boy.
Did it bring the Indian riverbank along with it?

Randal M Snowdrop said...

Really? An Indian River Tern? But Jeff was absolutely certain it was a badger.

Jeff said...

Nah,too small for a badger,polecat maybe ?

Randal M Snowdrop said...

I'm with Jeff on this one. The subtle bill computation is diagnostic.

Seymour said...

I bow to the greater wisdom on this Blog. I learn so much on here....