Welcome to the Buteo Wildlife blog, a record of some of the wildlife that we have been seeing and occasional identification articles that will hopefully be useful for those trying to learn about wildlife.

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Note that tours with clients may not always feature prominently on this blog because we are unlikely to have time for photography when out with clients - and walls of text don't tend to make the most interesting posts. If there is time for a few snatched photos they may not always be of the highest quality - but we'll use them anyway!

To try and keep posts in chronological order they may sometimes be given earlier dates/times than when they are actually posted. Apologies, for this - it's not meant to mislead anyone (and we will try to avoid this happening too often).

30 November 2012

Chingford Reservoirs (17th November 2012).

The monthly Wetland Bird Survey count at the reservoirs found last months drake Long-tailed Duck still present, along with 23 Black-necked Grebes, and a noticeable increase in Goldeneye numbers. In addition, two Common Scoters (usually found offshore like the Long-tailed Duck), which had arrived during the previous week, were on the King George V Reservoir. Seabirds like these are most at home on open water so naturally head for reservoirs or the largest gravel pits when they find themselves inland.

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