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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

5th July

Common Tern: a pair were over the lake until mid morning.

Common Swift: a flock of 50 were seen from Primrose Hill at 6.00am.

Grey Wagtail: Normally there are two pairs breeding close but not in the park. This year however unless I forgot to enter it in my diary I had not seen one until last Friday. Then one flew over the Wetland Pen, today I heard another in the same location.

Reed Warbler: The parents were foraging in the bushes by the Wetland to feed at least two juveniles. The story was not so good in the Old Boathouse reed bed, area 2. This afternoon a crow was seen to fly into the reeds and fly off with a chick.

Common Whitethroat: the female was bringing food to the nest, but I didn’t see the male today in the 30 minutes I spent watching.

Chiffchaff: juveniles were present in area 31 and 32 again, some were amongst a mixed tit flock. 

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The adult female tries to bring up a pellet

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Chiffchaffs

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This adult Reed Warbler was falling to pieces in front of my eyes

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