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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The week the Wind Blew

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The side effects of the bad weather is the wildlife coming in for some shelter like the Goosanders above we had four on the lake this week along with 4 grebe then the next day they have gone

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The wigeon above  is a medium-sized duck with a round head and small bill. The head and neck of the male are chestnut, with a yellow forehead, pink breast and grey body. In flight birds show white bellies and males have a large white wing patch. Birds breed in central and northern Scotland and also in northern England. Many birds visit the UK in winter from Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia. With large numbers of wintering birds at a few UK sites it is an Amber List species.
Overview
Latin name

Anas penelope

Family

Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)

Where to see them

Large numbers winter on the coast. A great place to see thousands together is on the RSPB Ouse Washes nature reserve in Cambridgeshire.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Aquatic plants, grasses, roots.

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The wind took its toll all over Crewe but lots of trees suffered in and around the park above a big tree on Tipkinder car park 

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One blocking the bridge by Coronation walk

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This one by the cafe luck it wasnt any bigger or it would have hit the cafe

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By Tipkinder end the one tree was badly hit butt other in the area lost lots of branches each tree that falls means other trees are in danger of wind damage. a very large tree came down by the golf coarse end of the lake

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