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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

10-2-08 Shibdon Pond

Northumbrian Birding

Sunday and it was a run to see the Red Kites at far pastures and the hope of a Jack Snipe to photograph,only one Kite in view and no sign of Jack Snipe,Sparrowhawk, Kestrel,Teal Mallard, & 6 Common Snipe all gave good views,also had a long walk around Shibdon pond, a Fox sunned it self being carefully watched by some Canada geese it was at such ease it lay flat out for a snooze,this was just a walk round to get familiar with the site,good for Dragonflies in the Summer, a flock of Long Tailed Tits followed us around and we came across this large Cabbage? its over 3' tall and looks well nibbled on the stalk by Deer,as did some of the trees with the bark removed
plenty Teal on the pool with also small parties on the pools via the boardwalk, usual Canadas in residence and Goldeneye,Mallard Tufted, with also 100+ Black headed and a few Common Gulls

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