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Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Stanley Park Blackpool508 viewsThe park attracts good numbers of Cormorants and can be seen at the lake fishing & sunning themselves on the wooden posts.
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American Mink501 viewsIn spring 2007 I was stood photographing the Grey Herons, when suddenly the whole Heronry went wild, making a real racket, it was soon clear what had agitated them when this Mink appeared from the undergrowth & quietly slipped into the water & swam away. It was a fantastic sighting & they're a beautiful animal, what a shame they're such a menace.
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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus Stanley Park Blackpool497 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla493 viewsmy 1st Blackcap of 2012 seen @ Stanley Park, Blackpool on 14/04/2012
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Kingfisher491 viewsmy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Firecrest458 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Great Crested Grebes displaying - Podiceps cristatus453 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Great crested Grebe452 viewsAn adult busily catching fry (in this case a tiny Pike) to feed to it's' young
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Sparrowhawk450 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea447 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea426 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Nuthatch424 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Great Crested Grebe421 viewswith a small Perch to feed to it's young
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Goldcrest Regulus regulus Stanley Park Blackpool415 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea413 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea411 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea410 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Stanley Park Blackpool410 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea408 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea405 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea403 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea403 viewsStanley Park during a downpour
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Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Stanley park Blackpool396 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest396 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest395 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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American Mink Mustela vison Stanley Park Blackpool395 viewsIn spring 2007 I was stood photographing the Grey Herons, when suddenly the whole Heronry went wild, making a real racket, it was soon clear what had agitated them when this Mink appeared from the undergrowth & quietly slipped into the water & swam away. It was a fantastic sighting & they're a beautiful animal, what a shame they're such a menace.
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Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Stanley Park Blackpool350 viewsMy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park was a quick flyby by this bird.
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Brown Rat347 viewsThe park, somewhat worryingly, had a thriving population of rats up until 2007. They had a series of tunnels at one corner of the lake where it was believed they were breeding. In 2007 the Council destroyed their tunnels & poisoned the rats & I've not seen one since.
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Mallard346 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Goldcrest338 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Goldcrest331 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Blackcap330 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea324 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Coot321 viewsDoing a bit of nest building & looking like it's buitten off more than it can chew.
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Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Stanley Park Blackpool318 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea301 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea290 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Coot273 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Cormorant269 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Coot257 viewsjust a young 'un, only a mother could love them.
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Red-eared Terrapins256 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Red-eared Terrapin254 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Blackcap252 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red-eared Terrapins Trechemys scripta elegans Stanley Park Blackpool251 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Stanley Park Blackpool242 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebes - Podiceps cristatus240 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Squirrel240 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Squirrel240 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebe with young238 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red-eared Terrapins238 views(A hideously over exposed photo) I photographed 8 of these things back in April 2006, & 3 years on here's another 6 of them in the same place, with 2 more further around the lake. It would seem the Park's population of these alien intruders is still thriving. I hope they don't have any negative impact on the Parks indigenous residents.
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Grey Squirrel236 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Sparrowhawk235 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Coot - Fulica atra234 viewsphotographed gathering nesting material @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebes - Podiceps cristatus231 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red-eared Terrapin229 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Mallard ducklings228 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Mallard ducklings228 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Sparrowhawk228 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Mallard ducklings227 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Wren227 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Wren227 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red-eared Terrapin226 viewsRed Eared Terrapins are not a natural species in the UK. They have become common in most areas due to widespread release of imported pets by the public once it is realised that terrapins in captivity need a lot of care, as they can live to over 40 years. They have a strong bite resulting in injuries that should be seen by medical staff as soon as possible as they may carry some diseases. They are not thought to be breeding in the U.K. as the mean summer temperature is too low, however there is some possibility that if temperatures rise by a few degrees breeding could start. Note:- Recent news from a reptile specialist in the south (near Southampton) is that terrapin nests and eggs were found last year but no hatchlings were found.
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Red-eared Terrapins226 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos225 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebe with Perch224 viewsI was lucky enough to photograph this Grebe catching & swallowing a Perch @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Herons224 viewsTwo juvenile birds stood to attention at the nest.
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Grey Heron224 viewsDuring the breeding season the adult Grey Herons are constantly flying in & out of the heronry making running repairs to their nests.
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Firecrest223 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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Goldcrest Regulus regulus Stanley Park Blackpool221 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red-eared Terrapin220 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Firecrest219 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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Wren219 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Wren - troglodytes troglodytes219 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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