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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Low Moor Dams

Another interesting morning at the two stretches of water: Park Dam being by far the more productive. 14 Goosander were present, 9 of them on Park which also produced:
1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, and a drake Teal. I'm almost certain the latter despite being a common duck is a personal site tick here.

There were plenty of small gull sp. knocking about, one of the shown above with the breeding hood underway.
c24 Tufted Duck, 10 of them on Harold Park, usual good numbers of Coot & Moorhen. 6 Blackbird, House Sparrows, 2 Collared Dove, few Woodpigeon, c72 Canada, several Jackdaw.
The Mute Swan appeared to have done a runner or were hiding at Harold Park.