Thursday, 25 August 2011

Mandarins Fledge

The Mandarins on the patch are now fully self dependant, with the 2 Juv's been noted almost half a mile away from where the female was resting, the 2 'young uns' are sticking together, and were showing well on exposed riverbed rocks.

However the biggest suprise was when the long staying female Goosander reappeared roosting on the rocky shore below the road bridge, this bird in the spring seemed to have wing damage, leaving her unable to fly long distances, however it seems like she has recovered on a part of the river i havent been watching and reappeared at Blackstone, the early stages of Wing moult were noticed. 3 Willow Warbler were calling amongst many Chiffchaff.

A single Kingfisher zipped along the river.

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