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Sunday, January 06, 2008

6th January

Sunrise from the top of Primrose Hill

A favourite loafing spot in area 5.
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common/Mew Gull
Black-headed Gull

Waterfowl numbers have increased slightly, as well as gull numbers. Do they know something that we don't know.

Great crested Grebe:
3 birds almost in summer plumage.
Common Teal:
3 drakes by the island in area 5.
15 birds area 5.
Northern Shoveler:
11 in area 5.
Mandarin Duck: 14 birds under bushes by islands on the main lake.
Ruddy Duck: 8 birds in their favourite location, on the north side of area 5.
Red crested Pochard: 28 birds on the main lake.
Egyptian Goose: 24 birds moving between the main lake and area 26.
Siskin: 1 in area 25.
Redwing: 1 flew over area 29.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello. Are the red crested pochards on the main lake feral or captive birds(or both)?