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Sunday, July 20, 2008

20th July

Still very little happening. The constant strong NW winds do not bring many birds to the park.

There have been two sightings this week, the first for two months.
Tawny Owl: The youngsters in area 14, have began to disperse.
Common Tern: We are back to the pair that have been here since late May.
Pied Wagtail: A flock of up to eleven birds have been on the rugby pitch by area 29 for the last few days.
Grey Wagtail: A male and two juveniles are still present around the lake, but tend to favour area 26 with its beaches.
Chiffchaff: At least three birds were with the tit flock in area 25 this morning.
Goldfinch: A small flock, with several juveniles have been seen feeding on thistles in several areas of the park. Mainly in areas bordering the sports pitches.

Two Little Owl youngsters were on show this morning. Lately the birds have been very vocal just after dark.

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers can be seen feeding at all the feeding stations.

Gatekeepers have hatched out in good numbers in area 24, 25 and 30.

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