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Monday, June 27, 2011

27th June

Common Tern: Possibly the pair that have been regular in the park since May have lost their young/eggs, as they were courting again today.

Kingfisher: one was seen in the Long Bridge sanctuary this morning, hopefully it will be a regular from now on.

Common Whitethroat: Two of the young from the first brood were sneaking about in the hedge bordering the Wetland and Goose Pen.

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The female concentrates for any movement in the grass

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Not the thickest branch to land on

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The male Common Tern carries a stickleback to the waiting female

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Life in one of the Hives in area 31 to got a little hot this morning, causing this swarm to leave it for 2 hours.

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Female Black-tailed/Black-lined Skimmer

 

I popped down to see the Peregrines again this morning, these 4.30 starts are a bit much. The birds showed well, unfortunately the juveniles were spending most of the time on the tall building by The New Covent Garden Market.

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The falcon and the tiersel on the nesting building

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The ring is just visible on the tiersel

Juvs in action (excuse the poor quality, they were a bit to far off)

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2 comments:

Fulham and Barnes Peregrines said...

Thanks for the photos and updates on the Peregrines. Meant to go and see them at the weekend but couldn't with all the drama with 'my' pair.
Don't tell me about the early starts! On my 5th in a row, it was a bit hard this morning...
Nathalie

Tony Duckett said...

I am glad to here that all is going well after a couple of tricky moments. That is one of the problems with urban birds, at least we can assist these birds.