Archive for September 18, 2013

The Tarn

The Tarn

The Tarn

The Tarn

Did the first round of the BTO winter Thrushes survey around Patch area, Eltham Palace and King Johns Walk. The survey requires at least one visit per month along a pre-designated walk recording all the Thrushes and Starlings seen. Only 1 Blackbird and 1 Mistle Thrush seen today, but that reflects our summer absence of all the thrush species from the patch area. Lets hope that as the winter goes on we get a good influx of thrushes like last year. One great sighting were two separate Green woodpeckers one on King Johns Walk and one in Fairy Hill Park. Also the Canada goose / Greylag goose were back on the Tarn with this years young one after an absence of some weeks

The Canada goose / Greylag goose pair with this years young one

The Canada goose / Greylag goose pair with this years young one

Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri)
European Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
Common Chaffinch [sp] (Fringilla coelebs)

9135 LNER Buffet Car

Posted: September 18, 2013 in Trains
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The London and North Eastern Railway pioneered on board catering on their trains were the first to introduce buffet style service in addition to the additional ‘restaurant’ service aboard their trains.

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This buffet car is in the collection of the National Railway museum