UK - Washington Wetland Centre, indigenous species

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3 years 5 months ago #86675 by nkgray
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I am visiting my father in north-east England and took the opportunity this morning to visit the WWT centre at Washington (the original Washington!). It was established in 1975 some 25 years before its sister London Wetland Centre. Like WWTs London, Arundel and Welney (all of which have been subjects of my posts) Washington has a mix of indigenous and exotic species.

This post deals with the indigenous species. First the only one not photographed from the hide overlooking the feeding station in Hawthorn Wood.

Ducks have ducklings, geese have goslings, swans have cygnets, and pheasants???? Well, apparently it is a poult. And here is a Common Pheasant poult,



The following were all taken from the same hide over a 30-minute period.

Eurasian Bullfinch - male, female and juvenile







European Goldfinch



European Greenfinch - male and female





Common Chaffinch - male and female





Long-tailed Tit





and finally a very unco-operative Coal Tit that did not present a front-on view






Neil

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