a list of birds what i saw

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

You know those waffle free posts where someone that birds in a patch actually puts up a list of birds they saw in the patch?  The ones like what I don't do very often?  Lets have one for yesterday.

Mute Swan - 2 adults, 5 cygnets
Mallard - loads
Tufted Duck - 1 female, 6 ducklings (no, really)
Grey Heron - 7
Cormorant - c15
Lesser Black Backed Gull - 5+
Herring Gull - 15+
Common Gull - 1
Black-headed Gull - 30+
Long Tailed Tit - c7
Blue Tit - 1
Goldfinch - 3
Magpie - 5
Carrion Crow - loads
Starling - c20
Moorhen - 2
Coot - 4
Pigeons - loads
Wood Pigeon - 10+
Ring-necked Parakeet - 3
Pied Wagtail - 1
Blackbird - 2
House Sparrow - 6+
Canada Goose - 2

Not very exciting I grant you.  The only notable from that list is the Tufted Duck with ducklings.  If they stay loyal to the site over the coming weeks it may be proof of breeding, which will be a first.  But there are Tufties on Wandsworth Common, and it is not unknown for ducks to take their progeny for a walk.  But round here it seems a little unlikely.

Tufted Ducks doing activity


Mark Feltham said...

Not just any old Tufty activity tho m8! Formation swimming!!!

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