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22nd March 2021 – Stoke Park Estate, Bristol

I had a walk over to Duchess Pond in Stoke Park this afternoon and was pleased to see that 10 ducklings (out of 12 last Thursday) are surviving.

A proud mum (and worm) with one of her ducklings

As well as mallards there were coots, moorhens, mute swans and Canada Geese all looking very purposeful on the lake but I couldn’t see the little grebe from last week.

Mallard
Coot
Moorhen

Canada Geese

Around the edges there were robins, blackbirds, great tits and I could good hear a pair of green finches with their distinctive wheezy call.

Robin

Great tit