Sunday 27 March 2016

Arundel wildfowl and a William IV groat

African White-backed Duck, Thalassornis leuconotus
On a club dig on March 20th I found a William IV groat. Today the weather was variable. I visited Rewell Wood in the morning and heard a firecrest while sheltering from the rain and hail under a pine. In the afternoon I checked out Arundel WWT and saw a Treecreeper and various wildfowl between showers.
silver William IV groat, 1837
obverse inscription: GULIELMUS IIII D:G BRITANNIAR REX F:D =
William IV by the Grace of God, King of the British territories, Defender of the Faith
reverse inscription: FOUR PENCE 1837
diameter: 16.2mm, weight: 1.66g
Ramsar hide
Blackbird, Turdus merula
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Great Tit, Parus major
Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris

Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator

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