Wednesday, 1 April 2009

1 April 2009

I passed by the Thames while running some errands. Tide was very low, some of the lowest I have seen, though it was even lower yesterday as I was walking a dog with a friend,
Still a few birds:
  • mallard: 14
  • gadwall: 16
  • tufted duck: 20
  • teal: 2
  • moorhen
  • coot: 3
  • cormorant: 2
  • black-headed gull: 20-30, mostly 1st years, only one had a black head
  • lesser black-backed gull: 1 pair
  • Canada goose: 14, mostly of them resting on the shore (now that the gulls are gone, it's nice and quiet. ;) )

I saw 4 (3 males & 1 female) house sparrows in the bush by Crabtree Wharf; I usually only hear them, but today the female, especially, gave me some good views. No colour ring on any of them.

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