25 November 2012

A quiet afternoon at the London Wetland Centre

A few hours at the London Wetland Centre this afternoon produced 1m Pintail, 1 Shelduck, 50 Wigeon, 40 Gadwall, lots of Teal, and small numbers of Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Pochard, c30 Lapwing, 2 (1m, 1f) Stonechat, 1 Goldcrest, 1m Sparrowhawk, 1 redpoll sp. over, 2 Cetti's Warbler H, 1 Grey Wagtail H, and this tame Robin that had no problem whatsoever perching on my hand and taking pieces of my Nature Valley Crunch bar. The kids walking past loved it and even had a go feeding the bird (using up the rest of my snack!). It's always great to see kids connecting with nature.

Check out these photos of a Japanese Robin that turned up in Beijing, China yesterday. What an awesome bird!

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