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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

19th October

With this northerly air flow things have gone a little quiet.

Water Rail: What looks like a female has once again returned to the rail ditch, for its third winter.

Meadow Pipit: One east mid morning.

Grey Wagtail: At least three birds are present in the park, spending a lot of time in the Leaf Yard, area 41.

Lesser Redpoll: One flew north.

Siskin: A party of four flew west.

Goldfinch: Eighteen flew east am and a small charm fed in the Wetland Pen, area 32 this afternoon.

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The short tail and short thick looking bill, make me think that this is a female. The photo below shows the difference in size between the rail and a Moorhen

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2 comments:

Marc Heath said...

A nice selection of photos.

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks Marc.
I wouldn't mind getting a shot of a Lesser Spot one day. They haven't been a regular in the park since the early 1990's.