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BARBICAN LIFE


■ Shoals of Large Koi Carp (about 1 foot long) ■ Shoals of Large Golden Yellow Orfe (about 1 foot long) also smaller ones. ■ Dragonflies over Water Lilies on the Lake ■ Frogs and Tadpoles on a higher part of North West Barbican. ■ 1 Heron mostly at night hunting for Fish, believed to fly across from St James’ and Regents or Hyde Park.


In Barbican Gardens:- ■ Squirrels ■ 2 Feral Cats (one Black one White) ■ Blackbirds which have favourite Balconies on which to feed, 6 feed on Peggy Buchanan’s balcony! We have 2000 flats and Also Tubs and Gardens on Podium, which is 1 level above the street. Large and small Birds exist side by


A Heron in the Barbican


■ Coots – 3 pairs with young in nests, 2 are out and swimming! ■ 1 Coot with normal head, but Black and White and large skirt.(parents must have been crossed, unusual.)


side ■ Black headed Gulls ■ 4 or 5 Herring Gulls ■ 2 Magpies only seen this week


Other small birds ■ Robins


■Wrens, Yellowhammers Sparrows, (Blue Tits- only a few appear) Thrushes. ■ A pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting in a Tower block, with young. ■ 2 pairs of Crows, nesting in Barbican Gardens.


■ Bats ■ Foxes hunt mostly at night, recently seen mid mornings, which indicates feeding on the young Birds, and Ducks. ■ Pigeons – Feral and Wood Pigeon, kept in check by weekly visits from the Hawk. ■ 5 Young Ducklings have survived the presence of these Birds, often the Herring Gulls kill in the first 2 days. ■ Butterflies, a few Cabbage White and Red Admiral - very few ■ Queen Bees Honey Bees, Ladybirds, Wasps. Vine Weevil, Earwigs, Woodlice and Spiders. ■ Moths mostly inside flats enjoying the odd Pure Wool, Cashmere or 2! ■ Gnats over the Lake. ■ Black Ants, Caterpillars, Worms.


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