Sunday, 3 February 2013

The distant drums of Spring

Great Spotted Woodpecker- 1-2 males drumming along Mitcham Common side 
Common Shelducks pairing up 
Linnets in mid winter flocks feeding on the ruderal habitat
The Great spots were drumming this morning and quite a few birds were singing. Apart from that it was pretty much typically wintery- 80+ Gadwall, 40+ Shoveler, 100+ Teal, 50+ Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 70+ Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 50+ Grey Heron, 70+ Linnet, 30+ Chaffinch, 3 Mipit, 8 Reed Bunts, 30+ Fieldfare and 10 Redwing. 

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