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Saturday, December 08, 2012

8th December

A fairly quiet morning in the park.

Common Teal: 11 birds on or close to area 8.

European Wigeon: a pair on area 8.

Gadwall:14 on area 8.

Northern Shoveler: 60+ also area 8.

Red Crested Pochard: 66 birds area 8 and area 34.

Mandarin Duck: 52 on area 8.

Carolina Wood Duck: drake on area 8.

Redwing: a few singles flew north-west.

Siskin: 2 flew west.

Goldcrest: 16 scattered around the park.

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Part of a flock of 24 Red crested Pochards that joined the others on the lake.

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Egyptian Geese appeared to be taking up territory on this Heron nest.

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1 comment:

birdman_euston said...

10 Dec:
After nary a Goldcrest seen all morning, ♂&♀ Firecrest moving SW along NW border of Rose Wheel, Queen Mary's Gardens, area 17 at 11:45. (Dave says they've been there "all week".)