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Saturday, April 10, 2010

10th April

Sorry there hasn’t been any recent news, I was away at a Birds and Climate Change Conference. So here is an update of what has been around in my absence.

Ring Ouzel: The male was last seen on the 9th unless someone knows otherwise.

Willow Warbler: At least seven were present on the 8th & 9th.

Chiffchaff: Ten birds were singing around the park 8th.

Yellow Wagtail: One flew north at 7.10am 9th.

Lesser Redpoll: Two flew over 9th.


Several pairs of Grey Herons have young in their nests while others are displaying and looking for nesting opportunities.



Red Crested Pochards males have been busy chasing females or each other.



While on my way up to the conference I was able to call in at Eyebrook reservoir. Birds on show included 3 Ospreys, 2 Red Kites, Green-winged Teal, Little-ringed Plover and Tree Sparrow.






Gavin said...

Hi Tony,
Good to have you back. On Friday I saw a redstart, again my first, flying around the edges of area 24. I had meant to come on the bird walk today but stupidly didn't get round to booking a place. I will definitely try to make it next Sunday.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Gavin.

That is a good sighting, was it a male? Next time we meet I we will have to exchange tele numbers, so we can communicate if something good is about.


Debbie Pledge said...

Hi Tony,
That moth turned out to be a Frosted Green.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Debbie.

That is a new one for me. I have never recorded that species in the park.

castlehaven said...

As part of the Big Bird Of Prey hunt on Friday, although unable to get a scope on the HUGE raptor for positive ID, I did, thanks to Des McKenzie, see a Marsh Harrier high over the park, floating NW.

Debbie Pledge said...

Frosted Green likes mature oak woodland in southern England.

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