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Sunday, June 27, 2010

27th June

Not much new to report, but wasn’t that a load of rubbish 4.1, they deserve to be shot along with the linesman.

Sparrowhawk: sightings have increased in the last few days, two males and a female were seen today. They were too distant to say if any were this years young.

Kestrel: The juvenile is still present in area 32 & 33, though it is still pestered by Magpies and Jays. The pair on Primrose Hill have at least two young in the nest box, they both still have down on their heads.

Grey Wagtail: Still seen daily in various areas of the park that are near to water.

Reed Warbler: A third male has been singing in the Wetland Pen, area 32. 

Common Whitethroat: the pair are still present.

Latest photos below

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One of the three juvenile Great crested Grebes from two families that are growing nicely.

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Chicks from one of three pairs of Herring Gulls breeding on area 8

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Another Herring Gull family below, possibly had her other eggs or chicks predated on by the family above. 

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One of two families of Red crested Pochards, this of seven that hatched in the last two days.

DSC_0022-1  This Reed Warbler in area 32, spends much of his time singing from bushes and trees rather than the reeds. This is due to the presence of two other males in the reed bed.

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Stock Dove (above) and Wood Pigeon (below)DSC_0063-1

2 comments:

jpalexa said...

Can you tell us what area of the park and what time of day is best for viewing the Little Owls?

Tony Duckett said...

Hi

So as not to disturb the owls during the breeding season I keep the site a little secret. If you could email me at arduck1958@yahoo.co.uk I will then be able to tell you a good place to sit and hopefully view the owls. The best time of day to see them is before 6.45am. After that to much human disturbance sends them high into the tree. We could arrange an early morning meet, and view them for 15 to 30 minutes.

Tony