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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

29th May

Whooper Swan with one cygnet, fertility of the early laying waterfowl seems low, possibly due to the cold weather.
Kestrel male with feathers looking a bit shabby.
Kestrel female sheltering from the rain, after just having fed the young.
Female feeding the young again.
Juveniles settle down and wait for the next feed to arrive.

Swift: 50 birds fed over the open spaces between 9.00am and 10.00am.
Pied Wagtail: The single juvenile is still around the edge of the lake.
Goldcrest: A pair feeding young in area 24.


debbiepledge said...

Last week I saw a rosybill flying across the lake. This is a collection bird isn't it, therefore it should not be able to fly. Well this one did: can you explain?

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Debbie.
Are you sure it was a Rosybill, we do have one or two rosybillxred crested pochards that are fully-flighted.