Wednesday, 27 April 2011

26th April, Virginia Water

A mid-morning walk in mild conditions produced the following species;
Great-crested Grebe (20), Mute Swan (6 inc 2 nesting pairs), Canada Goose (8), Egyptian Goose (3), Mallard (6 inc duck with brood of young), Tufted Duck (pair), Mandarin (3 drake), Sparrowhawk (1), Red Kite (1), Pheasant (displaying male), Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush (2 pairs), Reed Warbler (5 singing male), Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit (pair at nest), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch.

                                          Drake Mandarin on water near Totem Pole 

                                          Mallard ducklings.

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