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Saturday, September 06, 2008

6th September

Common Redstart. The 1st winter male is still present, area 30.
Wheatear. One flew SE at 8.00am.
Lesser Whitethroat. Two birds in area 24, in brambles by bee hives.
Common Whitethroat. Two birds in the same location as the redstart.
Chiffchaff. Eight birds in areas 26 and 30.
Willow Warbler. Two birds in area 30.
Blackcap. Four birds in area 30.


castlehaven said...

Redstart showing intermittently but well 1200-1240 in Area 30.
5-6 Willow/Chaffs in Area 30 feeding very actively.
1 Common Whitethroat Area 30 on metal post holding blue rope up.
Well over a dozen Gt Spotted Woodpeckers all over incl. Areas 30, 29, 31, 1, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.

Tony Duckett said...

It's a nice looking Redstart isn't it.

castlehaven said...

Absolutely great! Only my second ever, so nicer that it's on "home turf" too. Don't pity it with the weather...

Svetlana said...

Yes, yesterday and today I also saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker at south end of Primrose Hill. Could it be a juvenile? - it didn't have a very bright red spot.

Loved the pics of the redstart.

Tony, thanks for the godsownclay link.

The garden birds are starting to use the bird bath again. Also some 'punk' blackbirds - moulting feathers.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Svetlana.

The juvenile G Sp Woodpeckers that I see still have a red cap. The bird you saw may have been an adult male in moult.
You say that the birds in your garden have started to use your bird bath again. Do you mean to say that they have been dirty little blighters. I always think that birds visiting the bird bath in my garden do not always make use of the feeders.