Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Ducks and swans on the menu


Mute Swans on the sea

Local patch: also this afternoon there was a nice migratory movement around the patch. On the sea I counted at least 353 Black-headed Gulls, gathered in flocks along the shore. After dusk, they all took off and flew to the east. The same did a flock of 11 MUTE SWANS (swimming on the sea), joined by other 13 (flying). Some very far away ducks (probably Wigeons) were migrating eastward at 5.32 pm. Instead just after the sunset (in darkness) I heard some Wigeons passing overhead.

Also two Tree Sparrows seen today, an "urban" Buzzard, Nuthatches singing from the nearby wood and a few Blackcaps.

Ok. More or less the same species as yesterday...no matter!