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Friday, 11 April 2014


Drake Ring-necked Duck at Cosmeston 2004
If anyone saw this bird in 2004 and has any dates for FEBRUARY (it was found on 9th Jan.), could they leave them in the comments (or email me) please. The WRP & EGBR reports only states 'February' with no final date attached. Even if you visited this site in Feb. 2004 and didn't see it, I'll take those dates too.
Many thanks. DRWG

[It seems that this bird was only seen up till 25th Jan. I have only received negative news for any dates in February]


lol said...

Ring-necked duck - first seen Sunday 11th January, 2004
Thereafter seen 12th-17th, 19th-24th,26th-30th Jan
then February 3rd, 4th, 5th
didn't visit on 6th
bird not seen 7th, 9th, 10th and other dates in February 2004.

regards Lol Middleton

David Gilmore said...

Thanks Lol. Will database your dates. Much appreciated.