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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me



Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Quick Tuesday

Very quick; lots to do.

Topped up the seed, and just quickly walked the north lake this morning. Full list at the end. A dull, cloudy morning, and I think the birds agreed.





Hardly worth doing really.

 






Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Little Grebe [sp] (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)

Total species  27

8 comments:

  1. Always worth you going. From my perspective anyway. Rain here first thing so am just away out again now.

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  2. Thanks Adrian.
    I'm having one of those days today.

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  3. HI Keith...jion the club I'm having one of those days to !!
    I always like what you have for a video...today I especially liked a view near the start of the video of a bird flying low over the water there is always something to enjoy!!
    I also like the photo of the Cormorants !!

    Tkae care ..Hugs

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  4. Thanks Grace. One of those days for different reasons I suspect.
    You take care too.

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  5. Keith, those birds certainly get through some food!

    Hope you have a better day tomorrow. {;o)

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  6. Thanks Trevor. I thought they would have slowed down a bit now. It seems the more I put out, the more they eat lol

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  7. Birds are greedy little bums right? I get frustrated when my life gets torn off into bits...like this bit is for work, this bit for family, and only this little bit is for ME--sigh*

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  8. Thanks Sondra. Yea, my life seems to be in bits everywhere at the moment lol

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