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Monday, March 12, 2012

12th March

Regent’s Park

Reed Bunting: a sub adult male was singing from area 32, The Wetland Pen this morning. After not having any sightings of this species for a couple of years it is good to have had 3 sightings this year. Fingers crossed a pair will find an area to their liking and breed again.


Bushy Park:

Red Kite: one flew south at 11.55am.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: a pair were present in the Canal Plantation.

Meadow Pipit: one flew over the Brew House Fields.

Skylark: Three birds singing south of Upper Lodge Road

Fieldfare: 14 in trees on the edge of the Woodland Gardens.

Redwing: 44 in trees with the Fieldfares.

Stonechat: a male was on rough ground by the paddocks, viewed from Dukes Head Passage.

Lesser Redpoll: 18 birds in the Poplar trees in the Woodland Gardens by Dukes Head Passage.

Siskin: 16 in the Canal Plantation.


Bullfinch in the mist, when I left Regent’s Park at 5.55am the skies were clear but as I approached Bushy Park it was enveloped in mist, this didn’t clear until  around 10.30am


Red Deer



A Red Kite flew in hazy sunshine


Nuthatch excavating, hopefully the blasted Parakeets don’t oust them.







Pete Woodruff said...

Good to see the Stonechats once again Tony....and the rest of course.

birdman_euston said...

When and where was the third Reed Bunting seen this year in Regent's Park, Tony (apart from my male today and your female yesterday)?

birdman_euston said...

No worries re the above query, Tony - I found the third Reed Bunting record (male in rail ditch, 6 Feb), via the London Bird Club Wiki. NB: When initially I tried Blogger's search engine, it didn't capture this record for reasons unknown.

birdman_euston said...

13 Mar: dull morning in every sense. Yesterday's Reed Bunting appears to have moved on, as have most of the boating lake's Black-Headed Gulls, it seems.

I explored Queen Mary's Gardens this morning and was pleasantly surprised to discover that its NE corner contains a significant collection of conifers; a Goldcrest was singing there.

Tony Duckett said...

Back in the 1990's the BH Gulls used to depart around the 22nd. They now leave over a week earlier,returning in early July. QMG around the rose wheel is a good spot for migrants as it gets the early morning sun and therefore the insects are active here first.