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Sunday, April 27, 2008

27th April

Northern Wheatear male by the Hub at 6.45am

Peregrine Falcon: One was seen flying towards Baker Street at 8.40am.
Common Swift:
At least twelve birds were seen in or very close to the park.
Yellow Wagtail: One flew over calling at 8.30am.
Northern Wheatear: A male was seen briefly on the open spaces at 6.45am. It then flew into the London Zoo and was seen perched on top of a building.
Northern Wheatear(Greenland race): A male was on the open spaces at 8.00am. Although it was very flighty, it was seen by those on the birdwalk.
Reed Warbler: Three birds were very active in the reeds and shrubs in area 2. One of the males had a ring on his left leg, he was first seen in the park in 2006.
Common Whitethroat: A female was in the brambles by the bird drinking pool in area 29.
Chiffchaff: Apart from the one in area 29 there were four other singing birds.
Willow Warbler: One was singing in area 2.


castlehaven said...

Saw one lovely Chiffchaff, and heard a second - the singing was very widely separated - c1500 yesterday

Tony Duckett said...


Warblers apart from Blackcaps and the recently arrived Reed Warblers are pretty thin on the ground.

castlehaven said...

2 x Reed Warblers extremely evident in Area 2. One had a song cycle lasting well over 90 seconds at a time, the other was more "normal". Having doubted you about the Blackcaps - couldn't hear ANY yesterday - practically every bush seemed to have one from Areas 1, 2, 27, 26, 25, and 24, as well as St John's Lodge. Saw one superb male in young tree in Area 24.
Slightly outside area, but would have ended up in the park: Peregrine soaring over Camden Lock, drifting W/SW.