Sunday, March 20, 2011

Barnes WWT

Lovely spring day and a decent number of birds: jackdaw, pochard, coot, tufted duck, teal, magpie, long tailed tit, Canada goose, lapwing, black headed gull, grey heron, dabchick, great crested grebe, cormorant, moorhen, Egyptian goose, robin, blackbird, blue tit, mute swan, shoveler, wigeon, gadwall, greylag goose, coal tit, great tit, lesser black backed gull, common gull, carrion crow, snipe, rn parakeet, gs woodpecker, chaffinch, kestrel.

But actually my favourite was hearing the captive eider drakes 'woo'ing!

Actually, I should record some sightings from earlier in the year too:

January runs in Richmond Park yielded Mandarin Duck, Ring Necked Parakeet, Egyptian Geese, Green Woodpecker, Jackdaw

On the Thames runs, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Canada Goose, Coot, Great Crested Grebe.

Om a business trip to Portsouth, a Goldeneye.

A couple of train journeys to uni open days gave a few more: past Exeter the tide was out and we saw large numbers of Brent Geese, Shelduck, Curlew, Redshank, Carrion Crow, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Magpie, Cormorant, Common Buzzard, Mute Swan, giant cloud of Starlings, Woodpigeon. In the morning at Falmouth: Herring Gull, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail.

On the way to Bangor we added Oystercatcher, Song Thrush.

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