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Monday, January 08, 2007

8th January

Water Rail: Still present is area 2.
Blackcap: 2 singles; 1 in Queen Mary's on the Mediterranean border, area 12ish.
Common Teal: 3 birds(2f, 1m) by the island area 5 viewed from grass by the bandstand.
R N Parakeet: 2 birds still in and around area 24.
Tawny Owl: The bird again roosting just inside the fence in area 29.

3 comments:

Debbie Pledge said...

Tony,
I wouldn't mind a copy of the checklist (the one which gives approximate numbers of the waterfowl) if you have time to send it. debbiepledge@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Castlehaven said...

Tony,

Is this the earliest record of Blackcaps, or do they winter regularly?

Tony Duckett said...

Debbie
I will see what I can do.

These areas are ones that nearly always seem to have wintering birds. It is always worth checking out these areas, or ones that have a large amount of Mahonia(the border by Hanover playground is another regular site.)