Archive for the ‘Jane’s Bird Photos’ Category

Still More Birds from St. James’s Park

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Gray Heron,
Tufted Duck, Bar-Headed Goose,
Another Tufted Duck,
and a Pochard

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Column 1: Shelduck, Magpie, Grey Heron
Column 2: Blue-Headed Mallards, Grey Heron+, Red-Crested Pochard (hybrid)
Column 3: Bahama Pintail, Mute Swan, Gosling
Column 4: Little Gull, Coot, Garganey (female); Red-Breasted Goose, Little Gull
Column 5: Hybrid Duck, Brandt’s Goose, Egyptian Goose with Gosling

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Birds of Castle Bolton Mews

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European Kestrel (top),
Red Kite (center), Eurasian Eagle Owls (top sides),
Harris Hawk (lower left side), Pere-Saker Falcon (lower right side),
Gyr-Saker Falcon (bottom)

Birds of the Yorkshire Dales

Grouse, Lapwing,
Eurasian Oystercatchers

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Six Grouse
through the Van Window!

Birds of Castle Howard, Yorkshire

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Blackbird
Canadian Goose
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Coal Tit
Coot
Goldeneyed Duck
Greater White-Fronted Goose
House Martin
Jackdaw
Magpie
Mallard Duck
Moorhen
Mute Swan
Oystercatcher
Pied Wagtail
Robin
Spotted Flycatcher
Woodpigeon

Birds of Prey in the Museum Gardens, York

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European Kestrel, Little Owl, Long-Eared Owl,
Barn Owl, Great Gray Owl, Harris Hawk

Birds of St. James’s Park, London

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Bahama Pintail
Bar-headed Goose
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Swan

Canada Goose
Common Merganser
Coot
Cormorant
Carrion Crow

Dunnock

Eastern White Pelican
Egyptian Goose
European Teal

Fulvous Whistling Duck

Gray Heron
Goldcrests (tiny!)

Hooded Merganser
(male & female)

Magpie
Mallard duck
Moorhen
Mute swans

Pigeons
Pochard

Red-Breasted goose (branta ruficollis)
Red-Crested Pochard
Ring-Necked Parakeet
Robin (English)
Rock Dove
Ross’s Goose
Ruddy Shelduck

Shelducks
Smew
Stock Dove

Tufted Duck
Woodpigeon

+ a Bahama Pintail / Gadwall? hybrid and
a blue-headed Mallard!

… and what looked like water pipits
(tho’ supposedly they are only winter visitors)

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Canadian Geese and an American Wigeon by Gateway Seminary in Ontario

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On Friday, I visited Gateway Seminary in Ontario. I began my tour near the large pond, which has three bright fountains of water springing up from it. I happened to see two Canadian Geese with their three goslings and a lone duck among them. The duck looked like an American Wigeon (male) to me, with his “baldpate” white strip on the head and dark eye-mask, but the mask was black, not the usual green, and I wondered if the duck were a hybrid. After a little research, I learned that every so often, American Wigeons occasionally have black eye-masks instead of green ones. I learn something new everyday!