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Thursday, February 23, 2012

23rd February

Regent’s Park

Smew: the drake is still present, but possibly becoming a bit more flighty.

Wigeon: at least one pair still present.

Common Teal: six still present in area 32.

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The female Common Kestrel from area 32

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Bushy Park

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: one flew across the Upper Lodge Road.

Common Crossbill: a very vocal bird flew west at 8.00am.

Siskin: a flock of 60 flew into the Woodland Garden.

Bullfinch: 3 females were in the Round Plantation

Reed Bunting: 3 males were singing, 2 by the Leg of Mutton Pond and another in the Brew House Field.

Stonechat: a pair were by the scrape in the Brew House Field, viewed from by the Longford River.

Fieldfare: 17 were in the paddocks.

Redwing: 24 were in the Woodland Garden.

Skylark: 6 birds were present, with 3 males singing.

Meadow Pipit: 8 birds were east of the lakes.

Common Buzzard: showed well over the western side of the park, above the Longford River.

Common Snipe: a bird was viewable on the Scrape from the path by the Longford River.

Common Teal: 7 were on the scrape and nearby ponds.

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Green Woodpecker (above)

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Nuthatch(above)

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Fieldfares

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Skylark

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Stonechat

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Long-tailed Tit

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Common Buzzard with a full crop

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Cormorant

8 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

I'm up to speed now with the Blue/Brown locations.

So I wonder why the Stonechat should be rare in Regents Park yet not so in Bushy.

Your dedication to this area is to be commended Tony.

Marc Heath said...

Another group of very nice shots, what a day for the weather today.

Tony Duckett said...

Pete.

The park has very few areas that would appeal to either Stonechat or Whinchat. These areas are small and really suffer from disturbance by people and dogs. If you look at the map at the top right-handside of the page, you will see photos of birds and some of the habitats that they were found.

Tony Duckett said...

Marc
It was a good day in the end, though first thing was a bit gloomy and a couple of birds went begging. However there is always another day.

birdman_euston said...
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birdman_euston said...

Two redwings at 7.20am on 24 Feb in Area 29, in trees bordering the northeast corner of St John's Lodge garden. (They later flew west along the Inner Circle.)

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks for that, hopefully I can spend sometime in the park tomorrow.

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks for that, hopefully I can spend sometime in the park tomorrow.