Archive for January 23, 2013

Then it was gone!

Posted: January 23, 2013 in Birds, Natural History

Morning meeting. On way home took the opportunity to do waterfowl count on Tarn. Flushed Kingfisher from north bank of Tarn. It flew towards Islands and was lost to view. Was unable to relocate it perched on Island or on other previous perching points.

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) 1 Escape
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos) 30
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) 2 2 Adult Females
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra) 2
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 1
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia) 4
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus) 6
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri) 6
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis) 1
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica) 2
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone) 2
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus) 2