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Friday, 30 November 2012

West Yorks Long Tailed

I had a couple of light fittings to put up this morning and all went without a hitch leaving this afternoon free to visit Pugneys Country Park to year tick the Long Tailed Duck that has been around for a week or more, still present and showing well this afternoon, don't know what has brought it so far inland but incidentally there is an imm/female type at nearby Anglers Country Park as well plus Common Scoter on Wintersett, nothing much else at Pugneys though, a handful of Goldeneye and a couple of Goosander being the best of it although a Kingfisher posed nicely in front of the hide.

initially on the far side near the hide but a bit distant

Kingfisher posed

it gradually moved towards the bottom corner where it was a bit closer but
the by that time the light was fading fast

Evening sky looking towards Emley Moor mast

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