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Friday, March 11, 2011

11th March

Little Owl: one was seen flying to its roosting box at 8.30am.

Woodcock: one was flushed from inside the Leaf Yard Wood, area 40 this afternoon.

Redwing: around twenty birds were feeding on fruit in a tree just inside the small pedestrian gate into area 24 from Chester Road this morning.

Jackdaw: nine were seen, 5 north at 7.55am, 3 south-west at 8.40am and one followed five minutes later.

Firecrest: one was seen in the tall Ivy covered trees by the outside fence to the Leaf Yard Wood.

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We finally found the Common Pheasant feeding on the grass near to Chester Gate, area 26, this is only the parks second record.

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Me and my shadow

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Adult Yellow-legged Gull

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BH Gull, Yellow-legged and Common Gull

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Yellow-legged and LBB Gull and LBB Gull below

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Yellow-legged Gull above and below

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Lesser Black-backed Gull above and below

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Red crested Pochard males can be seen chasing females around the lake.

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It looks like there are going to be slightly more Grey Herons this year, as new nest are being built.

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Mistle Thrushes can be seen and heard singing in all of the open areas of the park.

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Redwing in area 24

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