Thursday, 24 March 2011

RND on the move, Again!

On the 29th December 2009 a drake Ring Necked Duck was discovered on the ICI Reservior in Thornton by Ian Gardner, this constituted the first Fylde record of the species. Since then it has moved around the county massively so I thought I would do a brief summary of the dates and sites it has visited during its time:
29/12/2009 - 29/12/2009 - Thornton ICI Reservoir
31/12/2009 - 01/01/2010 - Preesall Flashes
01/01/2010 - 02/01/2010 - Fleetwood Marine Lakes
03/01/2010 - 03/01/2010 - Marton Mere
04/01/2010 - 04/01/2010 - Fleetwood Marine Lakes
05/01/2010 - 06/01/2010 - Marton Mere
07/01/2010 - 08/01/2010 - Fleetwood Marine Lakes
12/01/2010 - 12/01/2010 - Preesall Flashes
21/01/2010 - 21/01/2010 - Fleetwood Nature Reserve
22/01/2010 - 31/01/2010 - Thornton ICI Reservoir
02/02/2010 - 03/02/2010 - Marton Mere
16/03/2010 - 21/03/2010 - Thornton ICI Reservoir
26/09/2010 - 26/09/2010 - Martin Mere WWT
22/12/2010 - 28/12/2010 - Marton Mere
27/01/2011 - 18/02/2011 - Thornton ICI Reservoir and Fleetwood Nature Reserve
03/03/2011 - 09/03/2011 - Bispham Marsh
23/03/2011 - 23/03/2011 - Marton Mere
24/03/2011 - 23/03/2011 - Seaforth LWT


So over its 451 day stay so far it has visited 8 different sites in the county, and the longest it has stayed at one place is only 9 days. This bird helps to highlight how much the ducks in our county move around, sometimes switching daily between 2 sites 10 miles apart, or like it has done today travelled over 40 miles south in 1 day. I wonder where it will turn up next, back on the patch preferably.

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