Arrived in the hide about 07:05 and had seen it by 0715!!! Awesome bird and real nice one to break the record with!
Some video taken in poor light here
|showing general area it favoured first thing|
Proved quite popular and the Geoff Smith hide was standing room only by the time I'd left!
Some better photos on Mark Coates' Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/gm_coates/8191039094/in/photostream/
Big thanks to Arni, Zing and Andy for getting the news out last night!
Previous record was set in 2006 when Russell Slack and Darren Starkey both competed and both managed 170!
Will do a full summary of my 'big' year in January!
For now, can I get any more? I'll be going back to Birmingham for Christmas around the 16th December so I've got a month to add a few more hopefully, any bird from now is a bonus!
Green Winged Teal