National Arboretum, November 21

Bird News from Robin Newlin

A somewhat quiet day: (other than bulldozing horns in the north corner and small-group loudspeaker tours) with an overall feel of small numbers. 1 Wren, 40 Yellow-throated Buntings, scattered Great, Marsh, Long-tailed and Varied Tits, only 1 Eurasian Nuthatch, 4 Naumann’s Thrushes, 1 White’s Thrush, 1 Common Kingfisher, 1 Solitary Snipe glimpsed flying downstream, 1 Eurasian Bullfinch, at least 29 Mandarin Ducks, a Grey Heron, a Eurasian Kestrel, scattered small flocks of Bramblings, several White-backed, 1 Great Spotted, 1 Grey-headed and a few Japanese Pygmy Woodpeckers, 1 Japanese Wagtail. Also in the trees: several lithe and acrobatic Squirrels.

Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans, © Robin Newlin

Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, © Robin Newlin

Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata and Grey Heron Ardea cinerea, © Robin Newlin

Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris coreae, © Robin Newlin

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