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22nd January 2018 – Stoke Park

After relentless rain yesterday it was not surprising that it was very wet in the park today. I saw three goldfinch as soon as I arrived in the park and then a male and a female stonechat.

On the lake there were a dozen mallards, 2 moorhens and a grey heron which flew from one side of the lake to another, giving me good opportunities for photos of birds in flight.

There were only three black-headed gulls but plenty of crows and a single blackbird.

A very pleasant hour spent on a dull afternoon.

MT1D2398One of three goldfinch which didn’t really want to show themselves

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MT1D2416Male stonechat on 2 different perches

MT1D2468Mallard in flight

MT1D2476Pair of mallards in flight

Grey heron flying from one side of Duchess Pond to another:

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MT1D2482Mallards looking very handsome

Black birds

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MT1D2517Blackbird

 

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