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I spent an hour in Alexandra Park on Saturday 2nd February in the area due to be destroyed for the creation of six tennis courts, hoping to capture just a few of the different bird species which call our beautiful trees home. The birds I managed to capture today are just a small proportion of the wide variety of bird and other wild life which depends on Alexandra Park’s trees for food, shelter and for rearing their young. With the exception of the Tufted Duck below, all birds shown here were photographed in the proposed tennis court area.
The highlight today was this stunning Great Spotted Woodpecker, one of several resident to Alexandra Park:
Below is another beautiful little bird, the smallest in the UK – a Goldcrest (close relation of the Firecrest which drew people from far afield to Alexandra Park when it made an appearance earlier this year):
There were also numerous Redwing, striking…
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