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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

19th January

Not a bad day sunny but cool but with a few goodies.

Waxwing: two birds flew over the Nature Study Centre at 8.30am heading east calling. Then I heard that unmistakeable sound again as I stood on Long Bridge. This time about 40 birds flew south-east. Both records were of birds flying over quite high.

Waxwing flying below

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Firecrest: a male was seen in area 40 again.

Fieldfare: one was calling from the top of a tree before heading NW at 1.40pm.

Tawny Owl: one was hunting just north of area 1 at 6.30pm.

Common Teal: four birds were on the main lake.

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The 1st winter Herring Gull had a lot of fun with this object

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This photo puzzled me for a second before I remembered what it was. Any ideas?

6 comments:

Piers said...

Is it a chip?

sKitch said...
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ComicTerns-Thom said...

Woodpigeon?

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Piers.

It does look like a chip, but as it didn't break up in the water it must be a piece of wood.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Piers.

It does look like a chip, but as it didn't break up in the water it must be a piece of wood.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Comic Terns-Thom.

Thank you for leaving a comment, there was a clue in that days blog sightings. I didn't have much time to try and grab a shot of the Fieldfare as it flew away from me. That photo was the best, but not an easy one to ID.

Cheers

Tony