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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


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

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

  3. HI Keith...jion the club I'm having one of those days to !!
    I always like what you have for a 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

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

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

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

  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

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

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