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Thursday, March 08, 2007

8th March

Stock Dove under feeders in area 29.
Stock Dove next to Feral Rock Dove in area 29
Stock Dove in garden by St Marks Bridge, area 34.

Jackdaw: 1 flew NE at 8.00am.
Redwing: 8 birds roosted in a Holly in area 8.
Siskin: A male was on the Goldfinch feeders in area 24 this afternoon.
Chiffchaff: 1 in area 29.
Blackcap: 1 in area 29.


Reuben said...

I think I caught your jackdaw!! - I had one on an aerial down my street in Tufnell Park, first time i've seen one down round there.

Tony Duckett said...

Bright sunny days in late February and March as well as October and November are the best months of the year to see Jackdaws and the even rarer Rook. So keep an eye open for birds that normally come from the south-west.

Castlehaven said...

A first for me last night(8th)while walking through the park at c1800-1820. At least four distinct flocks of bats, all extremely active in Areas 26 (N side), 27, 1, and 4. Largest group was of 9-11 bats, Area 26.

My bat ID makes my vagrant winter gull ID look superb...

Tony Duckett said...

If they looked smallish and were in flocks then they were almost certainly either of the two pipistrelles. The next most numerous species is the noctule and they are quite large and normally patrol back and forth above the tree tops or over the open lake.