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Thursday, April 19, 2007

19th April

Herring Gull waiting to pounce on newly hatched Coot chicks in area 26.

Willow Warbler: 5 birds singing from areas 1,2,12, and 29.
Chiffchaff: 5 birds singing from areas 1,12,29 and 31.
Blackcap: 15 singing males from most suitable areas of the park.
Reed Bunting: 2 males and 1 female in area 2.
Sand Martin: 2 birds over the lake at 7.50am.
House Martin: 2 birds with the above but present through the day.
Swallow: 6 birds flew through.
Swift: 1 flew north at 12.50pm.
Meadow Pipit:


castlehaven said...


Is there much warbler activity around the English/Avenue Garden area?

Tony Duckett said...

The Avenue Gardens have produced some good birds over the years the best being a Melodious Warbler. The western side at either end but more the northern are the places to look for migrants. All the regular UK warblers have been seen here. It is an area that we only glance at on our daily walk around the park. We do a bird survey of 5 areas of the park every other week, and this is one of the area monitored.

castlehaven said...

I'll check out the W hedge side at the N end of Avenue Garden tomorrow first thing c0630.

I have a suspicion that when areas aren't checked regularly, things don't get spotted... I'll let you know how it goes!