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Monday, January 01, 2007

1st January


Water Rail: The bird is still present in the reed bed in area 2.
Ring-necked Parakeet: 2 birds have been present on feeders in area 24. These birds are most unwelcome, as they could cause the decline of hole nesting species ie; Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Goldfinch: 6 birds feeding on and around the feeders in area 24 and 25.

3 comments:

Castlehaven said...

Saw 3 Parakeets in Area 24 on 31 December, acting aggressively. But there were 4 Gt Spotted Woodpeckers there at the same time. More bad news: squirrels have worked out how to get onto the nut bag...
3 Pintail seen flying in to main lake from SW 31/12.
Three flocks of Long Tailed Tits: 1 Area 24 (5-6 birds), 1 Area 1 (4 birds), one Area 18 (6 birds)

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks for the info, if we start to get more parakeets we might have to have gun emplacements around the northern perimeter of the park.

Castlehaven said...

Count me in on the gun option... For parakeets AND squirrels....