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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Speckled young Robin and Adult , Photo: Ingrid Payne
We were out earlier than usual. It was a grey, chilly, blustery and showery morning. Not what one would hope for on the last day of May. The first birds we saw were an adult Robin with a speckled young one. By the lake it was mayhem with lots of geese, ducks and babies milling around. A crèche of some 18 Canada Goslings were being loosely marshalled by several adults. The pair of Egyptian Geese still have 5 young. They are nearly as big as their parents and are getting their adult plumage. The pair of Greylag Geese still have 2 goslings which are growing well. There are Mallard ducklings of different ages and stages of growth. Some are small and others are nearly adult sized. One of the pair of Swans was sitting on the nest. I guess the eggs must be infertile otherwise they would have hatched by now. No sign of the Grey Herons . They have moved away from the lake. We never did confirm how many young fledged. There is a new Moorhen nest at the water level among the willow saplings. A pair of Coots were with 2 juveniles. A group of 10 adult and young Starlings were feeding on the croquet lawn. 2 Mistle Thrushes flew onto the lawn and it was noticeable how the Starlings kept their distance. The Tulip Trees are flowering. 19 species of birds were seen. A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
Friday 31-05-2024 - 08:15 to 10:00