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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

12th July

Reed Bunting: parents still taking food to presumed young, though no sightings as yet.
Kestrel: The young on Primrose Hill should fledge any day.
Marbled White Butterfly: The second park record was seen on an orange Budliea in Queen Mary's, area 14.
Purlpe Hairstreak:1 on the canal 100 yards wesy of the Zoo, area 33 was only my 2nd sighting in 29 years.


Debbie Pledge said...

Hello Tony.
Did the long-tailed ducks lay any eggs?

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Debbie.
Unfortunately the Lon-tailed Ducks didn't lay. Though I did get some nice Buflehead, Goldeneye and Hooded Merganser eggs that did hatch and are now growing well. Overall the spring was a dissapointing one for waterfowl, you may have noticed how few Mallard broods there were and no Grebes. If you are around tomol;morow and would like to see the young birds stand outside my gate at 1.00pm and I will show you around.