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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

5th September

Swift: 3 sightings of a single bird in three areas of the park at different flying in different directions between 7.05 am and 8.50am.
Swallow: A small passage of birds noticed during the day with at least 60 birds flying in know particular direction.
House Martin: A major clear out with only 40 birds over the lake first thing and very few seen through the day.
Chiffchaff: 6 birds seen.
Willow Warbler: 1 bird seen in area 29.
Blackcap: Numbers were slightly up, with birds tacking in most areas of the park.

Birds seen during a lunchtime sky watch.
Hobby: 2 singles, one catching insects over Primrose Hill.
Peregrine: A possible very high flying bird headed west, occasionally disappearing into the clouds.
Sparrowhawk: 5 birds were seen.
Swallow: 35 birds heading in all directions, but mainly SW-W.
This was the second day that not one Cormorant was seen heading between the Lea Valley and the waters in SW London. They are normally a pain, as you think at first you have picked up something interesting, only to be dissapointed.

3 comments:

debbiepledge said...

About 10 house martins above the boating lake at 9.40am.
(Recently back from Dawlish. At the Warren saw a nice wheatear, plus several knot, ringer plover, at least 1000 oystercatchers).

Tony Duckett said...

I have not been to Dawlish since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Did you have a chance to look for Cirl Buntings?

debbiepledge said...

No. We did go for a walk up to the Mamhead obelisk (Haldon Hills). I believe that would have been a possible area to look for them, but it was a walking afternoon not a birdwatch. Maybe another time.