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Sunday, December 31, 2006

The final outing of the year

Well I had intended the last one to by my last post but as the weather has turned damp I returned early from the Birding.

First trip to Amwell quarry for a while. Highlights Water Rail, Smew (2 drakes), Goldeneye and Amwel patch tick Marsh Tit ( I was so busy watching it I missed the fly through Goldeneye that would have been an Amwell tick!!).

Only there an hour and a half and saw.

  1. Mute Swan
  2. Greylag Goose
  3. Canada Goose
  4. Wigeon
  5. Gadwall
  6. Mallard
  7. Pintail
  8. Shoveler
  9. Teal
  10. Pochard
  11. Tufted Duck
  12. Smew
  13. Goldeneye
  14. Pheasant
  15. Little Grebe
  16. Great Crested Grebe
  17. Cormorant
  18. Water Rail
  19. Moorhen
  20. Coot
  21. Lapwing
  22. Black-Headed Gull
  23. Herring Gull
  24. Lesser Black-Backed Gull
  25. Great Black-Backed Gull
  26. Common Gull
  27. Wood Pigeon
  28. Pied Wagtail
  29. Wren
  30. Dunnock
  31. Robin
  32. Blackbird
  33. Song Thrush
  34. Marsh Tit
  35. Blue Tit
  36. Great Tit
  37. Magpie
  38. Carrion Crow
  39. Starling
  40. Chaffinch

2 comments:

Sharon J said...

Have you ever been to Abbotsbury Swannery, Pete? We were there last summer and what a wonderful place it was! We'll definitely be going back when we have time to spend a whole afternoon there (sadly, we didn't realise just how wonderful it was going to be and had too little time there) with a packed lunch.ww

Pete said...

oh yes the Swannery is a lovely experience. went two years ago. will ago again one day.

the sub-tropical gardens are nice as well. Even if the sandwiches are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive