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9th March 2018 – Eastville Park

After two weeks in the sunshine of South Africa I was expecting not to see much colour on a walk round my local patch of Eastville Park this morning but I was pleasantly surprised.

As well as the following birds which are photographed we saw the beautiful flash of blue as a kingfisher darted up river, the brown and fresh white of a treecreeper very close up and lots of great and blue tits (although their colour did not show too well).

We saw a dipper on the River Frome and the stream leading off.

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There were robins in their usual territories (looking alert and making lots of noise) but blackbirds higher up in trees away from their normal territory.

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The Canada geese were very feisty.

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The mallards were on the lake and up trees (and who says the drakes are more attractive than the females?)

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The black-headed gulls had heads of all colours:

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The swan woke up when we were there and followed the moulting cygnet around the lake.

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Even the lesser black backed gull looked quite attractive.

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A couple of moorhen also added some contrast.

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It would have been a lovely morning’s walk if a dog had not jumped up to my wife’s shoulders and knocked her flat on the floor causing her lots of bruising but thankfully nothing broken.

 

 

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