Friday, May 26, 2006

25th May 2006

Abney Park Cemetery: (MJP) 1900-2000hrs. warm, bright.

Chiffchaff - two singing
Blackcap - five (four singing)
Stock Dove - four

Evening walk around the cemetery in a brief window of fine weather yielded a surprising find - a Mallard duckling, no more than a few days old, precariously sheltering by the main Chapel. Undoubtedly born in the Cemetery (despite no open water on site), the decision was taken to rescue it, after extensive searches for the family, on account of the obvious risks present. Thanks to the RSPCA for their later collection.