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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

27th December




1 Woodcock flew south over Queen Mary's Gardens at 8.10 am
4 Lapwings flew NW at 10.10 am
1 Chiffchaff in Oak tree by Nature Study Centre, area 1

Monday, December 26, 2005

26th December

1 Greater Black-backed Gull flew east at 8.45am
1 Rook flew south over Primrose Hill at 10.50am
1 Yellow Legged Gull on lake in Queen Mary's Gardens pm
12 Redwings feeding on berries by St Marks Lodge pm
3 Fieldfares in trees on Gloucester Green pm

25th December

1 Lesser Redpoll flew over
1 Collared Dove flew west
1 Blackcap female in Queen Mary's by the Meditterranean border, area 14

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

21st December


5 Crossbills flew N over Queen Mary's Gardens at 8.10am
1 Water Rail in reed bed by Hanover Bridge
3 Redwings QMG
10 Goldcrests feeding in rose beds by ther lake in QMG

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

20th December

3 Fildfares flew east at 8.30am
8 Redwings (5 &3) flew SW prior to 9.00am
1 Common Teal duck with the collection birds by Hanover Bridge, Area 1

Sunday, December 18, 2005

17th December

1 male Brambling still present at feeding station, area 24.
2 Lapwings flew over

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

8th December


1 Hawfinch had probably roosted with the finch flock in Bay Trees at the entrance to Queen Mary's at the top of Chester Road. area 12.
12 Redwings in the grounds of Regents College between Clarence and York Bridges. areas 8&9

3rd December


1 Rock Pipit flew low over the lake heading SW at 11.00am

Friday, December 02, 2005

2nd December


Peregrine, female over the park 8.30am
5 Redwings
1 Common Teal, drake on main lake by Hanover Bridge

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

29th November

30 Fieldfares flew north west, in flocks of 25 and 5
12 Redwings probably roosted in evergreen trees in Queen Mary's, area 14
1 Siskin flew north east at 8.00am

Saturday, November 26, 2005

25th November


1 Lesser Redpoll, feeding in Silver Birch in Silt Pen, area 25
3 Redwings
1 Common Teal on main lake by Hanover Bridge, area 1

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

22nd November



75 Fieldfares flew N ( one flock of 70)
15 Redwings
3 European Wigeon (2 males) seen between the island and the Holme

21st November



1 male Brambling in the cricket pen, area 24 feeing with Finches.
1 Siskin present but very mobile

Friday, November 18, 2005

18th November


5 Golden Plovers flew east at 7.40 am
1 Brambling at the feeding station in fenced off plantation, area 24
22 Fieldfares flew over in small flocks before 8.30am
5 Redwings
3 Goldfinches

Thursday, November 17, 2005

17th November


47 Fieldfares in two groups flew NW
25 Redwings flew NW, 6 birds were feeding on Holly Berries in the Avenue Gardens, area 18
1 Lesser Redpoll
7 Goldfinches feeding on teasels in the Silt Pen, area 25
2 Great Black Backed Gulls flew high east at 8.30am

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

16th November

62 Fieldfares flew north into strong northerly wind prior to 9.00am in 3 groups.
45 Redwings also north before 9.00am
1 Lesser Redpoll
2 Siskins
3 Goldfinches
5 Pied Wagtails
2 Little Grebes on lake just south of Longbridge

Monday, November 14, 2005

14th November

22 Fieldfares Flew NW at 7.40am
1 Lesser Redpoll roaming the park mainly NE arm of the lake
110 Wood Pigeons high SW

Thursday, November 10, 2005

10th November


1 Crossbill flew west at 7.40am in light drizzle
A pair of European Wigeon are still present by the island opposite the Holme.
11 Shovelers also by the island plus 8 Gadwall

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

9th November

18 Fieldfares
14 Redwings
2 Siskins
3 Skylarks
2 Meadow Pipits
400 Wood Pigeons
17 Stock Doves

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Monday, November 07, 2005

7th November


3 Lesser Redpoll flew north west
1 Skylark

Check feeding station at the north-east end of the lake for Brambling or Siskins in the nearby Alder and Silver Birch trees.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

2nd November

260 Redwings
50 Fieldfares
20 Bramblings
These birds were all heading in a roughly SE direction, this is not the norm at this time of year.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

1st November

12 Fieldfares flew SW
35 Redwings in small groups
1 Lesser Redpoll
20 Linnets flew SW
35 Stock Doves flew SW in small groups prior to 9.00am
2 Great Black-backed Gulls flew SE at 8.15am ( usually one or two records a year of fly overs)
Birds in the park
1 pair European Wigeon by island opposite the Holme
4 Common Teal 2 drakes by island opposite the Holme
2 Little Grebes on lake
3 Collared Doves flew west

Saturday, October 29, 2005

29th October

1100 Wood Pigeon south west
130 Starlings west
1 Yellow Hammer west at 7.50am
6 Siskins, 3 feeding in silver birch trees
6 Goldfinches
50 Greenfinches
24 Meadow Pipits
4 Fieldfares
33 Redwings
6 Mislte Thrushes
1 Rook flew SW at 8.15am the first sighting for 2 years
4 Rose ringed Parakeets

27th October

7 Bramblings
5 Linnets
1 Lesser Redpoll
3 Siskins
70 Chaffinches
40 Greenfinches
3 Skylarks
45 Redwings
130 Starlings
1000 Wood Pigeons

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

26th October

Fieldfare 26
Redwing 270
Hawfinch 2 birds flew west 8.47am
Bullfinch 2 birds flew west with chaffinches
Brambling 5
Lesser Redpoll 3
Meadow Pipit 8
Chaffinch 80+
Greenfinch 50+
Starling 60
Wood Pigeon 1100

23rd October

Wood Pigeon 6500+ flew SW prior to 10.00am
Meadow Pipit 100+
Lesser Redpoll 4
brambling 1
Siskin 1
Jackdaw 29, including a flock of 25
House Martin 2
Collared Dove 3

Thursday, October 20, 2005

18th October

1650 Wood Pigeons headed SW between 7.20am and 9.30am
15 Redwings
7 Siskins
1 Brambling
1 Lesser Redpoll
4 Meadow Pipits

17th October

9 Lapwings
4 Siskins
1 Redwing

16th October

60 Redwings flew NW
6 Skylarks
25 Meadow Pipits
1 Lesser Redpoll
1 Brambling
8 Siskins

15th October

1 Richards Pipit; a bird circled the open spaces calling in the mist at 8.30am and departed SE.
1 Little Bunting; a bird called briefly before heading SE at 11.20am, just after the mist had cleared.
250 Redwings; between 11.00am and 11.30am.
5 Skylarks
12 Meadow Pipits
1 Lesser Redpoll
6 Siskins
4 Lapwings headed NE at 8.40am
5 Chiffchaffs
1 House Martin
8 Barn Swallows

12th October

30 Redwings; The first birds of the autumn headed NW in small groups.
14 Pied Wagtails
6 Song Thrushes
4 Skylarks
4 House Martins
6 Barn Swallows
2 Chiffchaffs
6 Meadow Pipits
1 Siskin

11th October

5 Siskins
2 Linnets
4 Meadow Pipits
4 Pied Wagtails
2 Chiffchaffs

10 October

4 Swallows
5 Chiffchaffs
2 Blackcaps
2 Lesser Redpolls
2 Siskins
12 Meadow Pipits
6 Pied Wagtails

8th October

1 Skylark
22 Siskins flew south in small parties
32 Linnets flew south in two groups
15 Meadow Pipits
10 Pied Wagtails
1 Grey Wagtail
4 Chiffchaffs
3 Blackcaps
7 Swallows
1 Northern Wheatear
10 Song Thrushes

7th October

2 Skylarks
1 Brambling
9 Siskins
4 Meadow Pipits
11 Pied Wagtails
1 Collared Dove
4 Chiffchaffs
1 Northern Wheatear
1 Lesser Redpoll
1 Goshawk; a bird that was probably this species flew high NE at 11.50am

6th October

1 Firecrest; female in wood NW corner of the park. For directions look at sightings board by
Nature Study Centre
4 Chiffchaffs

5th October

1 Northern Wheatear
12 Meadow Pipits
20 Meadow Pipits
3 Song Thrushes
4 Chiffchaffs

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

4th October

12 Pied Wagtails
1 White Wagtail
3 Song Thrushes flew high north west
1 Common Teal in sanctuary north of Hanover Bridge

3rd October

5 Jackdaws
12 Pied Wagtails
30 Meadow Pipits flew south west
25 Chaffinches flew wes
1 Lesser Redpoll
1 Northern Wheatear
2 Chiffchaffs
2 Common/ Mew Gulls adults

2nd October

1 Linnet
12 Meadow Pipits
15 House Martins

1st October

12 Pied Wagails
3 White Wagtails
8 Meadow Pipits

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

19th September

1 Wheatear
1 Lapwing landed, this is a very rare occurence.
25 Swallows
20 Meadow Pipits

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Todays sightings

4 Siskins
60 Swallows
2 Sand Martins
10 House Martins
12 Chiffchaffs
6 Grey Wagtails
1 Jackdaw
1 Ring necked Parakeet

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

1 Common Redstart
1 Pied Flyctacher
4 Spotted Flycatchers
3 Lesser Whitetroats
3 Common Whitethroats
30+ Chiffchaffs
10+ Willow Warblers
14 Blackcaps
1 Siskin flew south east at 7.50am
1 Meadow Pipit flew south west
25 Swallows flew south west in small groups