Thursday, 19 March 2015

Langley Park, Buckinghamshire

A morning visit in dull, overcast conditions provided the following species:-
Great Cormorant (1), Egyptian Goose (pair), Mallard (20), Tufted Duck (2), Red Kite (4), Common Moorhen (3), Eurasian Coot (9), Northern Lapwing (1), Black-headed Gull (19), Feral Rock Dove (1 over), Stock Dove (2), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (5), Green Woodpecker (3), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Northern Wheatear (female), Common Blackbird, Mistle Thrush (1), Song Thrush, Goldecrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay (1), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, European Goldfinch, Common Chaffinch.
Despite the wintry feel to the morning evidence of breeding activity was observed when several Western Jackdaw were seen busily collecting nest material. On reaching the lake a noisy pair of Egyptian Goose displayed in a tree before settling down to feed on a winter wheat field. On the Maize stubble below the pond a female Northern Wheatear was noted.

                                                        Northern Wheatear.

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