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Sunday, April 30, 2006

30th April

Honey Buzzard: 1 drifted slowly SW at 10.30am.
Common Buzzard: 1 drfted NW at 11.55am.
Peregrine Falcon: 2 very distant birds at 11.00am.
Wheatear: 1 perching in trees area 26.
Sedge Warbler: 1 singing on island, area 6.
Reed Warbler: 1 in area 2.
Common Whitethroat: 1 also in area 2.
Chiffchaff: 3 males still present.
Swallow: 10 bird over.
Swift: 6 birds over.
House Martin: 4 birds, 2 abovethe lake and 2 through.
Commic Tern: 3 birds flew E well to the south of the park.
Pelican: 1 seen soaring above St James's.

Friday, April 28, 2006

28th April

Reed Warbler: 1 bird still present.
Sedge Warbler: 1 bird also still in area 2.
Lesser Redpoll: 2 birds flew over.
Great Black-backed Gull: 2 high flying single birds, 7.55am & 12.40pm.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

27th April


Swift: 7 birds over, the first records of the year.
Sand Martin: 1 N over Primrose Hill.
House Martin: 4 birds two over the breeding site on Park Road.
Swallow: 7 Swallows through in 1's & 2's.
Common Whitethroat: 1 singing and showing well in area 16.
Reed Warbler: 1 still in area 2.
Willow Warbler: 5 birds singing mainly close to the lake.
Chiffchaff: 3 birds appear to be holding territories.
Linnet: 2 birds over.
Lesser Redpoll: 2 birds over.
Sparrowhawk: 1 migrant high NW at 12.30pm.
Peregrine Falcon: 1 migrant high NW at 12.50pm.
Great Black-backed Gull: 2 birds E at 7.50am.
Common Tern: 2 bird NE at 11.40am.
Little Grebe: 11 birds on the lake, a park record.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

26th April

Common Buzzard: 1 soaring heading NW at 1.05pm.
Reed Warbler: 1 singing in reed beds in area 2.
Sedge Warbler: 1 singing in reed beds in area 2.
Chiffchaff: 3 singing birds in areas 1, 29 & 31.
Swallow: 6 birds passed through.
Linnet: 2 birds over.
Ring-necked Parakeet: 1 flew N at 7.10am.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

25th April

Wheatear: 2 singles in areas 20 & 28.
Yellow Wagtail: 1 bird over 6.50am.
Reed Warbler: 1 singing in area 2.
Swallow: 4 birds over.
Linnet: 1 bird over.

Monday, April 24, 2006

24th April


Water Pipit: 1 flew in calling, landed briefly at 6.40am. Flushed by a dog it headed off east.
Arctic Tern: 1 flew east at 6.50am.
Common Tern: 1 was on posts on the lake at 7.05am.
Reed Warbler: 1 present in reed bed area 1.
Sedge Warbler: 1 also present in reed bed area 1.
Reed Bunting: 1 pair present in area 2.
Garden Warbler: 1 singing in area 31.
Willow Warbler: 4 birds singing.
Chiffchaff: 2 birds singing.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

23rd April

Kittiwake: 1 adult flew NE at 12.10pm.
Garden Warbler: 1 on island in area 26.
Greater Whitethroat: 1 in garden by St Marks Bridge, area 34.
Willow Warbler: 1 heard singing area 26.
Swallow: 5 birds over.
Meadow Pipit: 1 over

Saturday, April 22, 2006

22nd April pm

Hobby: 1 circled high drifting slowly N at 4.30 pm.
Common Whitethroat: 1 in hedgerow, area 29.
Reed Warbler: 1 in hedgerow, area 29.

22nd April


Wheatear: 6 birds 3 at leastof the greenland race in area 28. Often perching in the tops of the trees. Yellow Wagtail: 1 bird over. Swallow: 12 birds over. House Martin: 4 birds over. Meadow Pipit: 4 birds over 1 landed briefly. Collared Dove: 1 bird over. Blackcap: 12 birds singing. Willow Warbler: at least 14 birds present. Chiffchaff: 2 birds singing in areas 1 & 29.
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Friday, April 21, 2006

21st April

Wheatear: 1 over at 7.50am.
Reed Bunting: 1 male in reed bed by Hanover Bridge, area 2.
Yellow Wagtail: 1 over at 8.20am north east.
Rook: 2 singles north at 10.50am and 10.55am.
Blackcap: 20+ birds in most areas with suitable cover.
Willow Warbler: 20+ widely distributed.
Chiffchaff: 2 males in areas 1 and 29
House Martin: 3 over the lake before heading north at 8.30am.
Swallow: 1 north at 11.00am.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

20th April


Ring Ouzel: 1 male flew NW at 8.20 am.
Lesser Redpoll: 2 singles over.
Linnet: 1 over
Sedge Warbler: 1 still present by Hanover Bridge in reeds, area 2.
Willow Warbler: At least 2o birds singing.
Chiffchaff: 3 birds still possibly holding territories.
Blackcap: 10 males and 6 females.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

19th April

Sedge Warbler: 1 skuling in reed bed by Hanover Bridge, area 2.
Willow Warbler: A few singing.
Chiffchaff: Birds in areas 1, 26, 29 and 31.
Blackcap: Wildely distributed, but easily seen in area 29.
Swallow: 6 over.
House Martin: 4 over.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006



Wheatear: 4 birds on the open spaces, area 28. Swallow: steady passage of 1's and 2's throughout the day. House Martin: 4 singles over. Sand Martin: 2 birds over. Willow Warbler: 12 birds singing. Chiffchaff: 3 birds 2 in the Leaf Yard Wood, area 29. Blackcap 8 birds singing, three in area 29. Linnet: 2 birds over. Meadow Pipit: 2 singles over. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Goshawk: 1m flew NW at 12.34pm.
Wheatear: 2 birds on area 28 between 9.00am - 10.30am. Willow Warbler: 12 birds singing around the park. Chiffchaff: 3 birds singing. Blackcap: 10 males birds widely scattered. Swallow: 3 birds through. House Martin: 1 bird over the Zoo. Tree Pipit: 1 flew N at 8.20am. Linnet: 1 flew N. Siskin: 1 flew N. Reed Bunting: 1m at the feeding station, area 24. Rook: 1 flew N at 8.45am. Tawny Owl: 2 birds showed well to those on a bird walk. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 15, 2006

15th April


Tawny Owl: 2 owlets in trees in area 29.
Common Redstart: 1 male in area 29, calling and showing well at 2.00pm.
Swallow: singles passing through.
House Martin: 2 singles over the lake.
Wheatear: 1 high flying bird and another seen flying away from area 28.
Blackcap: 10 males widely scattered.
Willow Warbler: 4 birds singing.
Chiffchaff: 5 birds singing. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

12th April


Alpine Swift: The Hampstead Heath bird is sometimes visible from Primrose Hill.
Swallow: 1 flew over Primrose Hill.
Sparrowhawk: 3 possible migrants flew high eastwards.
Tawny Owl: 2 juvs still in Bay Tree in Leaf Yard Wood, area 29.
To those interested I am leading an LNHS birdwalk on Sat 15th at 8.30am, just inside the park by Clarence Gate. If we don't manage to see good numbers of migrants the young Tawny Owls should be on show.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

11th April

Cuckoo: 1 was calling from the grounds of The Holme, area 7.
Tree Pipit: 1 was singing from the workers yard in Queen Mary's, area 12 at 7.30am.
Willow warbler: At least 6 birds singing around the park.
Chiffchaff: 7 birds singing around the park.
Siskin: 2 birds with the greenfinch flock area 24 (sometimes on large feeder).
Reed Bunting: The male again at the feeding station, area 24.

7th April

Great Black-backed Gull: 1 was perched on a post on the main lake.This species is rarely seen on the ground in the park.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

6th April


Sand Martin: 2 birds flew NE at 12.40pm.
Willow Warbler: 1 was singing in shrubbery along side the bandstand, area 8.
Chiffchaff: 4 birds sing in several areas, mainly 1 & 29.
Reed Bunting: The male was present in bushes behind the reed bed area 26.
Sparrowhawk: 1 pair was displaying above the bandstand, area 7 .

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

5th April


Chiffchaff: 4 birds singing, areas 1,15 & 29. Blackcap: 4 birds singing in areas 12,14 & 29. Redpoll: 1 perched in tree by canal, area 32. Yellow Wagtail: 1 flew NW at 11.20am. Siskin: 2 birds flew NW at 11.25 am. Meadow Pipit: 2 birds flew NW. Reed Bunting: 1 bird in reed bed area 2. Common Buzzard: one bird drifted SE at 1.00pm. Sparrowhawk: 5 birds, 4 of which were very high and could have been passage birds. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

4th April

Woodcock: 1 flew high SE at 6.35am.
Rock Pipit: 1 flew NW aat 7.10am.
Collared Dove: 2 flew into an evergreens by Chester Road.
Jackdaw: 1 was around the lake between 11.30 & 12.00.
Siskin: 1 flew NW at 11.30am.
Blackcap: 1 singing is area 29.
Chiffchaff: 1 singing in area 29.

Monday, April 03, 2006

3rd April




Tawny Owl: 2 owlets were on show in the leaf yard wood, area 29.
Rock Pipit: 2 birds flew NW at 8.20 am.
Willow Warbler: 1 bird was singing in area 25 & 26.
Chiffchaff: 2 birds in area 29.
Blackcap: 2 birds singing in area 29.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

2nd April

Wheatear: 2 birds on football pitch closest to the Zoo, area 28.
Chiffchaff: 2 singles,in areas 6 & 29.
Jackdaw: 2 birds flew NW at 10.40am.

Saturday, April 01, 2006



Reed Buning: The male again at feeding station in area 24.
Sand Martin: 4 birds flew NW.
Siskin: 3 birds flew NW.
Meadow Pipit: 2 birds flew NW.
Chiffchaff: 1 singing in area29.
Eygptian Goose: 3 birds were on the lake.
White-fronted Goose: an escaped bird was on the island by the banstand.
Bar-headed Goose : 6 birs circled at a high altitude.
Little Grebe: several males are calling and fighting on the lake.  Posted by Picasa