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A rare duck or two at Barnes

 
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Corinna



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: A rare duck or two at Barnes Reply with quote

Well it was a quick whizz to Barnes today - only it wasnt as the traffic on the A4 was a nightmare -

Barnes itself was full of MUMs and babies or aupairs and babies - keep fit class plus hordes of school children (thought they came in the afternoons?
Then there were lots of tiny winy tots....on a trip!

Phew by the time I got past that lot I wondered if any birds would still be about!

There must have been a training day on for the volunteers as well I have never seen so many people in WWW kit!

(then a couple of the workers -)
No sign of Ducks at Dulverton - but from Peacock Tower -at last!
A pair of Garganey! The male looking splendid with his supercilium thick white - and his mate in her best bib and tucker as well!

They were feeding , feeding ,feeding - I think they arrved 3 days ago and clearly are stocking up on route for their breeding grounds.

Well not as spectacular as a mates 26 flying in off the sea yesterday but pretty neat!

Nice year tick as well!
Even managed a record shot! They spent a lot of time in the reeds...and when outside on the water they shot off!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garganey

for more information see here

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/g/garganey/index.asp#

http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=027098

http://blx1.bto.org/birdfacts/results/bob1910.htm

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