Friday 16 January 2009

Possible Snowy Owl in Wanstead

Well it has been a quiet week in Wanstead, my home town, out on the edge of the North Circular. The Red-crested Pochard have stayed all week, and have retained their credibility by refusing bread and sticking to the far side of the Heronry Pond. I've been out birding, ooh, twice I think, and seen very little.

The tedium was lifted slightly by a possible Snowy Owl sighting in the borough, which would be an unusual record if confirmed. Opinions are currently split as to whether this is the real thing, or an escape of some sort. I'll let you make up your own minds. I can't reveal where the photograph was taken as it may influence your decision. In the meantime, I am off to Cornwall at 4am tomorrow for a crack at the other lingering mainland bird. I'll let you know how I get on.

Possible scandiaca, undisclosed location, Wanstead, Jan 2009.

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