Leighton Moss

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A pleasant walk around the reserve today. Robins and tits flitting between the trees; even the coal tits have started posing for photographs.

Lots of teal; at first I mistook their short whistling calls for wigeon. There was some interesting neck behaviour by some of the male teals in attempts to impress females. And, my word, they are handsome in their mating plumage; it’s not just their head colour but also the stippling and striations of their bodies.

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This is a chronological list of things I have seen, places I have visited, and thoughts that have wandered through the space between my ears. A reading group of one; an art appreciation society limited by my preferences and prejudices; opera criticism by one who knows nothing about the subject.
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