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Saturday, April 19, 2014

19th April

Regent’s Park

I was unable to spend much time in the park this morning as a shopping trip to Oxford Street was in the diary. I checked the two main areas that attract migrants without a sniff of a bird, apart from singing and tacking Blackcaps.

The Kestrel as ever was a pleasant distraction.

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This female Mandarin were nest prospecting nearby

Friday, April 18, 2014

18th April

Regent’s Park

In the 3 hours I was in the park this morning there was very little sign that migration was in full flow. The only birds I saw were;

Swallow: 6 singles flew north.

Linnet: two small groups, one of 3 and another of four flew north west prior to 8.30am.

Pictures from today

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Finally the male plucks up the courage and finishes by splashing water in her face.

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Male Grey Wagtail above female below

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

17th April

I was in Regent’s Park at 6.30am staying for 3 hours. It was very disapponting, the only migrants of any note were a pair of Wheatears and a Willow Warbler. There were plenty of Blackcaps singing and at least 5 singing Chiffchaffs but they could be all on potential territories.

The photos below were taken in Regent’s Park today, the Little Owl and Swallows, which were taken in Bushy Park yesterday.

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She was hoping he would oblige, he was more interested in building the nest. The site is in a very vulnerable position and I feel is unlikely to last.

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