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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

21st February

Regent’s Park

Smew: the drake is still present, it must have been tucked away yesterday.

Bushy Park

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: a pair were chasing each other this morning along a stretch of river south east of the Canal Plantation, area shown in photo

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Skylark: one was singing south of Upper Lodge Road.

Reed Bunting: a male was singing by the ponds in the Brew House Field.

Meally Redpoll: one called and sang from the top of an Alder tree at 7.15am before flying off towards the Water Gardens with 6 Goldfinches.

Siskin: a small group of 20 birds were in Alder trees in the above photo before flying off to the Canal Plantation, possibly to join yesterdays large flock.

Fieldfare: 46 were feeding in the paddocks this afternoon.

Redwing: 65 were feeding in the Woodland Garden.

Common Snipe: one bird is still present on the Scrape, possibly viewable on occasions from the path(Dukes Head Passage) that runs alongside the Longford River between the Iron Bridge and the park.

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The Scrape

Common Teal: 9 birds were on the Scrape this morning.

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Common Snipe (above)

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Kestrel and Reed Bunting, both seen from the path by the river

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Tree Creeper, my first half decent photo of this species

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Redwing (above) and Fieldfares (below)

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Green Woodpecker

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5 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Cracking Treecreeper shots and like the Redwing as well, nicely caught.

Pete Woodruff said...

Some excellent photographs Tony.

I can't find a contact address for you, any chance of an e-mail at....stonechat4@gmail.com.

glen said...

Lovely photos as always, I'm very excited by the LSW. Think it's a sicky on Friday and pack lunch in Bushy park.

Bill D said...

You've probably seen more birds in Bushy Park this week that I have in all the years I've been going there! Is there general access to the 'scrape' and pond in Brew House Fields? I went down there via the Duke's Head Passage and Iron Bridge the other day, but the gate leading onto the Fields appears to be locked...

Thanks, Bill

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Bill

There is no public access into this area, though much of what I have recorded in this area can and has been seen from the outside. It is a case of getting lucky and putting in the time, particularly the early mornings when more birds are vocal.

Thanks for looking at my blog.

Tony