Monday, 6 February 2012

Turning Japanese



Mentalism is pretty much endemic amongst birders but two blokes this weekend twitched a Baer's Pochard in Japan. This is pretty much the biggest twitch ever for a single bird and the fact that it was for an Aythya is insane. Baer's Pochard is a very attractive duck and increasingly very rare with a total world population of about 500 birds in China. Odd ones reach Japan and this is the case with the attractive drake featured below. Read the full story on birdforum here. Respect to Alan Lewis and co.

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