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Birds of St James Park

Posted: November 7, 2016 in Birds, London, Natural History, UK
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A Saturday morning and Keith and I are on the way to a Rugby match at Wembley, but time first for a walk through St James’ Park first. St James Park was once part of the Whitehall Palace and the home to the royal waterfowl collection.

Greylag Geese

Greylag Geese

Egyptian Geese

Egyptian Geese

Ruddy Shellduck (part of Bird Collection)

Ruddy Shellduck (part of Bird Collection)

 

Common Pochard

Common Pochard

 

Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon

 

Mute Swan

Mute Swan

 

Pelicans (part of bird collection)

Pelicans (part of bird collection)

More details about the story of the Pelicans and the Royal Waterfowl collection can be found at https://petesfavouritethings.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/the-royal-pelicans/

Buckingham Palace (from St James Park)

Buckingham Palace (from St James Park)