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Monday, December 25, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

23rd December

Woodcock: One was seen by one lucky observer in area 24. This species must go unnoticed due to their nocturnal behaviour. They are normally only seen when flushed.

I am glad to have others sending me details of unusual sightings(not resident species).

Friday, December 22, 2006

22nd December

Water Rail: The bird is still present in area 2.
Little Owl: 2 birds in trees between areas 10 and 11 before flying towards biuldings.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

20th December

Water Rail: The bird was seen several times from 1.00pm onwards in area 2.
Goldfinch: 2 birds are using the new feeder in the cricket pen, area 24.

Monday, December 18, 2006

18th December

Water Rail: The bird showed well throughout the day in area 2, view from RSPB notice by the blue bridge.
Great crested Grebe: 3 on the lake.
Eygptian Goose: 1 pair present.
Gadwall: 1o birds on the lake.
Ruddy Duck: 8 birds on the lake.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

16th December

Water Rail: 1 bird still in area 2.
Tawny Owl: 2 or 3 birds in area 1 at 6.30am calling and flying just inside the grounds of the American Ambassador.

Friday, December 15, 2006

15th December

Watrer Rail: The bird showed well between 8.30am and 9.00am, feeding and chasing off Blackbirds in channel behind reed bed in area 2.
Ring-necked Parakeet: 1 flew in from the direction of Hampstead Heath at 11.00am. It landed briefly in trees by the lake before being moved on by crows.
Goosander: There are now 3 pinioned females on the main lake and 1 in area 26. So if any wild birds should turn up you now know how many to count.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

13th December

Whooper Swans coming for breakfast

Yellow legged Gull: The adult was on the lake from 11.00am until mid-day at least.
Eygptian Goose: The pair were roosting on the vent in area 6 at 6.15am.
Little Grebe: 2 very confiding birds were by the path fishing for Sticklebacks, area 6.
Tawny Owl: 1 was roostin in ivy on an ash tree, just behindthe fence in area 29.
Redwing: 3 singles flew north before 9.00am.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

12th December

Water Rail: 1 still in reed bed area 2.
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 1 pair was displaying in area 26. Playing hide and seek on the trees on the isalnds.
Eygptian Goose: 1 pair in area 26. At 6.15am they were roosting on the air vent that sticks out of the lake near to Clarence Gate.

Monday, December 11, 2006

10th December

Water Rail: The bird is still present in reeds near Hanover Bridge, area 2.
Stock Dove: 12 birds feeding in garden by St Marks Bridge, area 34.

Friday, December 08, 2006

8th December

Water Rail: 1 bird seen in channel behind reed bed by Hanover Bridge, area 2 between 8.00am and 9.00am.
Yellow legged Gull: 1 on posts briefly at 1.20pm.
Pintail: 1 drake by north end of island area 5, part of feral population in the London area.
Goldcrest: 6 birds feeding in the rose wheel, area 12. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 07, 2006

7th December

Little Grebe: They must be like busses. After yesterdays bird found on a road, another one was picked up this afternoon.
Redwing: 8 birds were seen around area 1. They were probably feeding in The American Ambassadors residence.
Common Pheasant: The cock bird was seen again in area 9, by the college.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

5th December

Birds in the park are much the same as last reported.
Tawny Owls: 2 males can be heard during the hours of darkness, 1 in area 7 and another that has a territory that takes in areas 2 to 29.

Today I was on buisiness in the New Forest and managed to get down to the coast at Milford on Sea. Wind was a strong south westerly.
Birds seen included: 2 Leach's Petrels, 1ad Sabines Gull and a Peregrine out to sea carrying a possible Leach's.