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Friday, April 23, 2010

23rd April


Garganey: What surely must be last years drake, was back with the collection birds 4 days earlier than last year, again in area 1. There are 7 drakes in the collection and now there are 8.

House Martin: Two birds were over the lake.

Northern Wheatear: A 1st year male was battling with cricketers and dog walkers on the open spaces, area 28.

Reed Warbler: A bird was singing from the reed bed on Hanover Island, area 1.

Sedge Warbler: One was singing very quietly on the Bandstand Island, area 6.

Willow Warbler: Only one bird heard today, in area 2.

Chiffchaff: Three birds singing.


Garganey in area 1


These two pictures show the throat sack that is extended when the bird omits its frog like call.



Northern Wheatear (above) and the 1st Coot family of the year (below).


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