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Friday, December 31, 2010

31st December

2010 Key Bird Review of the year, with a grand total of 122 species recorded.

January

2 Water Rails 1st, Firecrest, Woodcock & 150+ Redwings 15th, Woodcock 18th, Little Egret 20th, 6 Brent Geese and last years female Smew returned 23rd.

February

Treecreeper 1st, Woodcock 3rd, 250 Redwings feeding Marylebone Green, Woodcock 8th, Common Buzzard 9th.

March

Chiffchaff 3rd, Bittern flew N 7th,  Stonechat 16th, Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kites, Osprey? pr Firecrests 21s and f Smew departed 21st, 2prs Sparrowhawks, 3 Woodcocks 23rd, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, Woodcock, Hobby, 4 Sand Martins and last Water rail departs 24th, 2 Blackcaps 25th, Willow Warbler 30th,

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April

Rook 1st, Ring Ouzel 3rd- 8th, 20 Lesser Redpolls 5th, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, pr Shelduck, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 House Martins,  6 Swallows, and Redwing 8th, Common Buzzard & Common Whitethroat 21st, last years drake Garganey returns for one day, Reed Warbler and Wheatear 23rd,  7 Swifts 25th, Turtle Dove & Common Buzzard 28th, Turtle dove 29th,

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May

Lesser Whitethroat & 25 swifts 1st, Common Snipe & Common Sandpiper 4th, 2 Rooks 5th, Nightjar 9th, Honey Buzzard 12th, Sedge Warbler 14th, Hobby & Whinchat 15th, Common Buzzard 17th,  Whinchat & Wheatear 18th, Skylark, Wheatear, Marsh Harrier and 2 Hobby’s 20th, Common Tern 26th, Lesser Whitethroat 27th-28th, Common Whitethroat holding territory 28th.

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A slight diversion away from the park though still in London was my work with The London Peregrine Partnership. While monitoring some sites in the capital, it gave me the opportunity to see these magnificent falcons at closer quarters than normal. The three locations that we monitored produced ten juveniles, thanks to help from other members of LPP and a group of volunteers. This year we are hoping that sites that failed to produce for one reason or another, the birds here are given added help and support. 

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June

Red Kite 7th, Little Owl first owlet 11th, Garden warbler 14th,  Kestrel 1 juv wetland pen 17th, Common Whitethroats nest-building 21st, Common Sandpiper 29th.

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July

Kestrel 4 juvs Primrose Hill 2nd, Kingfisher 5th, Tawny Owl 2 juvs Queen Mary’s Gardens 5th, Yellow-legged Gull 7th, 2 Crossbills NE, 3 Common Terns and 7 Grey Wagtails 8th, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 9th, Common gull adult 19th then 2 on 20th, Willow Warbler 25th, Garden Warbler, 6 Blackcaps and 6 Chiffchaffs 26th, juv Swallow over the lake 27th, 4 Willow Warblers 30th.

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August

2 Wood Warblers , 5 C Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 12 Willow Warblers and 8 Chiffchaffs 2nd, 5 Garden Warbler 5th,  1 remaining Wood Warbler, 20 Chiffchaffs and 20 Willow Warblers  6th, Hobby and 2 Lesser Whitethroats 9th, Pied Flycatcher 11th, Pied and Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat 12th, Kingfisher 14th, Osprey, Tree Pipit and Common Redstart 17th, Hobby 25th, Wood Warbler, Pied and Spotted Flycatcher 28th, Yellow Wagtail 29th, 4 Spotted Flycatchers 30th, Common Buzzard, 6 Common Whitethroat 31st.

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September

Whimbrel, Wheatear and Hobby 1st, 7 Common Buzzards, 3 Hobby’s and 2 Sparrowhawks 2nd, 2 Common Buzzards, Hobby, 4 Swifts and juv Common Gull 3rd, Osprey, Hobby, 12 Grey Herons W and 6 Great Black-backed Gulls 5th, Hobby 6th, Common Buzzard 7th, Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 16 Willow Warblers, 24 Chiffchaffs, 90 Swallows, 14 Yellow Wagtails and Tree Pipit 9th, Osprey 10th, Hobby, 6 Yellow Wagtails, 24 Grey Wagtails, 90 Meadow Pipits and 110 Swallows, 270 Meadow Pipits 17th, Kingfisher and Hobby 21st, 2 Osprey’s, Honey Buzzard, 1000+ Swallows and 800+ House Martins, Hobby 23rd, 6 Siskins 25th, 2 Redwings 27th,

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October

Ring Ouzel 7th, Common Snipe, 40 Redwings and 20 Song Thrushes 9th, 310 Jackdaws 11th, Lapland Bunting and 280 Redwings 12th, 14 Fieldfares 13th, Hoopoe, 2 Bramblings and 2 Meally Redpolls, 22 Siskins 17th, Water Rail, Blackcap 19th, Peregrine 21st, Ring Ouzel 26th & 27th, female Wigeon.

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November

Water Rail 1st, 48 Mandarin Duck and 56 Red crested Pochards 5th, Linnet 10th, Lesser Redpoll and 14 Redwings 12th, 15 Brambling 14th, 5 Siskins 15th, drake Goldeneye 19th,  Lapwing, pr Firecrests and 24 Fieldfares 22nd, Rook 24th, pr Firecrests 27th, Woodcock and Common Teal 29th.

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December

Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe and 51 Lapwings 1st, 4 Common Snipe, 103 Mandarin Ducks 2nd, Woodcock 3rd, 2 Lapwings 7th, female Wigeon 8th, 88 Red crested Pochards, 55 Shovelers, 24 Gadwall and drake Carolina 10th, 2 Water Rails 11th, 2 Snipe 19th, 3 Water Rails 22nd, Woodcock 23rd, Woodcock 24th, 5 Skylarks 29th, 2 Water Rails, pr Firecrests, 10 Redwings, 2 Skylarks and Little Owl 30th  

Here’s to an even

         Better

          2011

Happy New Year

6 comments:

Neil said...

Great set of sightings and photos. Heres to 2011!

Tony Duckett said...

Happy New Year to you Neil and I still enjoy your blog.

glen said...

U could of made calenders and sold them to us (we'll be millionaires Rodney)
Great pics got my juices going for the new year

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Glen, you are the second person who has suggested that to me. The Mill Hill Waxwings are worth a look if you have the time.

glen said...

oliveaious warbler...... and......I'll get back to you

glen said...

I'm still going with the Olly but the other one looks like a young honey buzzard but isn't so young Black winged kite? Gonna get the Bible out in a minute