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Sunday, March 07, 2010

7th March

Bittern: a bird flew off northwards at 6.25am, heading away from the lake.
Smew: still present
Water Rail: two in area 2, will today's large number of boats on the lake force them to move.
Redwing: same sort of numbers in area 32.


Kestrel male sunning himself in area 25.


Smew female in area 26, and just to prove she is fully flighted see below.



5 comments:

Peter Dixon said...

Bittern?????
Ok Tony - how many records in the park in the last 15 years?
Best
Pete

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Pete.

The last and first record for Inner London flew NE 16th April 1996. So that just makes it inside the last 15 years. Could have roosted or may have come from the Wetland Centre.

Cheers

Tony

Peter Dixon said...

Fantastic! You must have been thrilled
Cheers
Pete

Gavin said...

Can't believe you saw a Bittern. I saw two at the Wetland Centre recently and was really pleased. To have one in Regent's Park would be fantastic.

Tony Duckett said...

Gavin
It could be a case of good birds come to those who are patient.