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Saturday, March 25, 2006


Brambling : The female was again on the feeders, off and on. Redwing: 20 feeding on Gloucester Green, area 21.Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Castlehaven said...

20 Redwing feeding Gloucester Green.
1 Male Pintail seen circling main pond - wild?
1 Pr Kestrels roosting/?nesting? by St John's Loidge

Castlehaven said...

All the above between 1300-1500 25/03/06

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks for the info.
There has been one feral drake pintail
knocking about all winter. It is occasionally joined by 2or 3 other birds. The Kesrel nest in that area, only this week we cleaned out thier box. Did you connect with the Brambling?

Castlehaven said...

Thanks for the lead on the pintail - I am still very confused on the main pond as to what, apart from tufted duck/pochard etc - is wild, and what isn't!

Kestrels were in the box overlooking 25. I wouldn't like to decide roost or nest, but 1M, 1F as I saw over a couple of hours. M using St John's as a hunting perch, both M and F using tree overlooking wetlands as alternate perch.
On your spot, looked for Brambling but had to call no joy...

Castlehaven said...

BTW what is best place to try to spot the Sparrowhawks..?

Tony Duckett said...

The best way to think of the ducks on the main lake is that they are all wild. The only ones that are likely to be either feral or pinioned are RC Pochards, Pintail, less than 15 Gadwall, more than one wigeon. There are 2 Redheads on the main lake and a pair of Feruginous Ducks.

The best place to see Sparrowhawks is either around area 1 or sitting on the benches in the rose wheel in QMG looking SE, they are best heard and seen in the first couple of hours after dawn. But at this time of year you dont have to wait to long to see them.
On the parks bird walks we normally see them.

Castlehaven said...

Thaks for that - will keep a better eye out...