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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

7th December

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There are several flocks of Long-tailed Tits roaming around the park, check them thoroughly  for Firecrests.

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Two Lapwings thought about dropping in at 10.35am, before departing to the north.

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This B H Gull was seen last winter and can only lift his wings to the horizontal making it look very odd in flight.

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Two Great crested Grebes are present

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Mandarins are showing very well, with over seventy coming to the duck rearing pond in area 1 just after first light. Please forgive the grainy clips, but it is quite an interesting event

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Shoveler numbers have increased to 45.

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A drake European Wigeon was a new arrival, but not liked by the Mallards.

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Five Common Teal were present in areas 1 and 35

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Twenty-four Gadwall are now present

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A Mallard drops in.

1 comment:

Mark James Pearson said...

Hi Tony,

I had an adult BH Gull over SNR in January which had the same affliction, and looked bizarre.... same bird, or a particular problem?

Mark