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Saturday, April 12, 2008

12th April

Stock Doves have a very gentle looking face, and are my second favourite Dove after the declining Turtle Dove.

I could really do with some decent spring weather, some nice warm air moving uo from Spain would be fine. Very little in the way of new birds have been found in the park in the last few days.
On a sad note, a dead Tawny Owl was found on the north side of Primrose Hill on Wednesday evening, it had been dead for over 12 hours. If anyone has heard Tawnies in the Primrose Hill area I would like to know.

Willow Warbler:
Three birds between area 2 and 26.
Chiffchaff: Possibly two birds in area 29.
Blackcap: Four singing males.
Reed Bunting: The male singing in area 2.
Siskin: One flew north over area 29.
Redwing: One flew into area 29 at 8.30am.
Little Grebe: There were three trilling birds on the lake.
Stock Dove: Twenty two fed in the garden by St Marks Bridge, area 31 this afternoon.


Svetlana said...

Re: the tawny owl. I've checked the RSPB site and now know what a tawny owl's call sounds like. I've never seen or heard a tawny owl on Primrose Hill but I'm a beginner at identifying birds. I'll keep looking and listening.

The kestrel is still around.
Three mallard ducks were around again the day before yesterday.

Great Blog!

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks for that Svetlana, it is not an area of the park that I get to during the evevenings or early mornings.