Sunday, 25 November 2012

Duck Influx

Common Teal on 100 acre beds- 300+ on site 
Shoveler over the Northern Lake- 100+ around 
Wigeon (flapping bird), Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Coot, Teal and Grey Heron
Male Mute Swan (a cob) showing off to a female (a pen) 
Pan-species ticks for the day- Tar Spot Rhytisma acerinum
and Spindle 
More ducks have arrived at the farmlands with 100+ Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 20+ Mallard, 30+ Gadwall and 60+ Tufted Duck today. Also 14 Mute Swans with some of the males displaying. 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe and 80+ Linnet.
Recently added Yellow-lined Quaker, Spindle and Tar-spot (a fungus) to my Beddington pan-species list which now stands at 870.

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