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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

30th January



Goosander: The female flew off at 7.50am having spent the night on the lake.
Yellow Legged Gull: An adult was present on the lake at 1.00pm.
Redwing: 20 birds are still present on Gloucester Green.
Goldfinch: 5 birds are still present in area 25 on teasels.
Gadwall 33 birds on the lake, is a record number.

28th January

Woodcock: 1 flew over Queen Mary's at 7.15am

Friday, January 27, 2006

27th January


1 Goosander female on NE arm of the lake 7.30am.
40 Shovelers plus plenty of other waterfowl on this arm of the lake.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

26th January


1 Goosander female: present with the goosanders in the collection at 9.00am. It then flew off but was relocated on the main lake, sleeping on the island. It was then seen again with the collection birds late in the afternoon, areas 5 & 26.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

24th January



Goldfinch: 5 feeding on teasels in the wetland, area 25.
Redwing: 20 feeding still area 21
Sparrowhawk: 2 males displaying areas 1 & 12.
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 3 males drumming

Monday, January 23, 2006

23rd January


1 Woodcock flew low over Queen Mary's at 8.10 am, appeared to land by Marylebone Green area 11.
20 Redwings feeding on Gloucester Green at 2.00pm , area 21.
4 Goldfinches feeding on teasels in wetland, area 25.
Common Teal pair on main lake, area 5.
European Wigeon pair on lake area 5.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

21st January

1 Collared Dove flew eats at 8.30am

Watrerfowl Count
Little Grebe 1
Great Crested Grebe 5
Mute Swan 4
Canada Goose 139
Grey Lag Goose 40
Eygptian Goose 2
Teal 2
Pintail 2
Mallard 224
Shoveler 26
Wigeon 2
Gadwall 16
Tufted Duck 341
Pochard 260
Ruddy Duck 16
Coot 333
Moorhen 32

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

18th January

1 Goosander redhead present from first light until it flew off SE at 7.50am.
26 Redwings still present.

17th January

26 Redwings feeding on Gloucester Green, area 21
adult Yellow Legged Gull on lake 1.50am.
1 pair of Common Teal on lake

Friday, January 13, 2006

13th January

12 Redwings feeding on Gloucester Green, area 21.
Tawny Owl in tree bordering rough ground, area 29.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

12th January



12 Redwings, Gloucestrer Green with some feeding on berries by St Marks Bridge

11th January


6 Redwings, Gloucester Green

7th January

1 pair of Tawny Owls in wood, no sign of breeding yet. In previous years the female would have been incubating by now

6th January

3 European Wigeon
1 Common Teal
2 Northern Pintails
14 Gadwall
14 Mandarin

These birds were all present on the main lake around the island opposite the Holme, area 5

1st January 2006

Happy New Year

Lets hope this is a good year in the park.

1 female Eygptian Goose has joined the one footed male