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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.

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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

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Red Deer

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A Red Kite flew in hazy sunshine

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

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Stonechat

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5 comments:

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.