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10th February 2019 – Eastville Park

It’s always nice to come home. However, this time it has been challenging as the weather has been very wet and windy and it’s been difficult to get out and about. We did manage to dodge the showers this morning and even saw a little sunshine when we went for a walk in our local park.

It was reassuring to see some of the regulars, especially as we had several views of a kingfisher (on the newly named Kingfisher Island) and a tawny owl (on the newly named Tawny Island). But there were lots of birds about and we saw great tits, long-tailed tits, over 100 black-headed gulls, 2 mute swans, a robin, a great-spotted woodpecker, a few Canada geese, some coots, a grey heron (who had some success fishing) and a magpie (whose feathers looked very iridescent in the sunshine). There were even mallards mating which suggested (along with the daffodils, wild chives and catkins) that spring is nor so far away.

DSC08277Robin

DSC08303Tawny owl

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DSC08341Female kingfisher

DSC08369Grey heron

DSC08393Wood pigeons

DSC08296Canada goose

DSC08313Mute swans

DSC08318Black-headed gull

DSC08379Mallard

DSC08386Grey heron

DSC08402Magpie

Click below for gallery of photos from this morning:

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