Thursday, 13 November 2008

QE11
















2 trips to the QE11 country park in october produced the following species
10/10/08
Species
Great crested grebe
canada goose
greylag goose
black headed gull
mute swan
coot
moorhen
magpie
tufted duck
wigion
greater black backed gull
herring gull
mallard
carrion crow
gadwall
grey heron
cormorant
buzzard
scaup
goldfinch
?/10/08 can't remember exact date
species
goosander
common gull
goldeneye
woodpigeon
sparrowhawk
rook
species in bold are new birds for this site

on the 10th a scaup had been seen here so i decided to pay a visit to see if i could catch up with it

the lake had a large number of tufted duck,a circular walk around the lake was needed as i had no idea where it was after about an hour of scanning through tufted ducks i managed to pick it out a female with a substantial white patch at bill base i managed to get some good views and they really are a lot more bulky than tufties with a big heed! on them.

4 comments:

abbey meadows said...

Some nice shots there Chris. QE11 is one of those places that doesn't get covered enough.

st said...

That first shot of the swans, make you look very tall.
I often overlook this place. Once had four LEO's together here, eight if you looked through my broken bins.

Stewart said...

It used to get Hen Harrier in the olden days too. I've seen Black Tern, Black throated Diver and Black necked, Red necked and Slavonian Grebes too, not forgetting this years Cranes in the field opposite...

No tales of Wheatear and Bluetail Chris?

foggy said...

thanks i must go more often