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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

1st April

Starlings look stunning at this time of year, when the sun shine on them. It is a shame they are another species in decline.

What is the gull on the left, it flew off just as after I had taken this photo.

I have spoken to the bird section at London Zoo, unfortunately one of the Black Kites has escaped.
They did not say when but It sounded as if it was before the weekend. Can anyone let me know when it managed to find its way out?

Sixty birds flew north-east yesterday at 8.10am.
Meadow Pipit: Three flew north.
Chiffchaff: Four birds singing.
Great Crested Grebe: Ten birds on the lake, so there were several territorial disputes witnessed.

Sand Martin:
Two birds flew north at lunch time.
White Wagtail: A really fresh looking male was feeding on the cricket tables (area 28) at 8.15am. It was flushed by dog walkers before I could get back for my camera.
Blackcap: A male was singing from inside the grounds of The Holme (area 7).
Chiffchaff: Only two birds were heard today.
Redwing: Six birds were perched in trees in area 15.
A brood of Moorhens and Mallards were on the lake in area 2.

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