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Friday, April 04, 2008

4th April

Kingfisher in area 1.
Pair of Mandarins looking to nest in area 32 by the canal.

A fairly good day, well I say day but most of the action was when we had time to look for visible migration at lunch time.

Yellow Hammer:
Three birds flew N at 12.55pm.
Two birds flew NW at 12.50pm.
Peregrine Falcon: A high flying bird drifted W at 12.45pm.
Common Buzzard: A bird soared over the Rose Garden at 1.05pm before heading off W.
Kingfisher: The female was seen in area 1 and at its other favourite location 100 yards S of Long Bridge on the bank of The Holme.
House Martin: One flew N at 12.00pm.
Swallow: One flew N at 1.00pm.
Chiffchaff: Three birds around the park.
Blackcap: Three birds present.
Linnet: Three birds flew N.Redwing: One over this morning.
Brambling: Six birds flew N in one's and two's.
Meadow Pipit: Thirty-six birds flew over.
Collared Dove: One flew through Queen Mary's.
Reed Bunting: The male was still singing from area 2.
Little Grebe: Seven birds were on the lake.


Daz said...

5th April

Green woodpecker in area 30.

Would you know if those song thrush/mistle thrush feeding on the rugby pitch by area 30?

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Darren,

The general rule for thrushes is if it is out in the open ie; on football or rugby pitches then it is almost certainly a mistle. They are much larger with bigger spots and a greyer tone than the richer brown of the Song Thrush.

Daz said...

Got a better look at it today.

Definitely a mistle!

Green woodpecker again in the same area.

Nice to see Moorhen chicks today by the lake.