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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Shibden Park today

Greylag Goose obviously used to being near people
Three Mute Swans inc one juv.
c. 100 Black Headed Gulls inc one with it head black already
2 Coot
8 Moorhens including 4 on the pond up at the Hall
Strange variety of hybrid ducks inc one like a monster Ring-necked about 50% too big!

Greylag Goose

Hybrid duck  - with Ring Necked blood maybe . . .


At home among the Jackdaws is this one with white primaries. I've had other distinctive ones including one with an overgrown lower mandible. It could feed from the ground only by putting its head on the side. I recently had a variegated one on the roof, about 50% white, very like one I saw in Halifax town centre last year. 


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