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Thursday, March 15, 2012

15th March

Regent’s Park

There arriving at last

Chiffchaff: one was near the southern gate into Regent’s College. Thanks birdman_euston for the info.

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Chiffchaff, but not todays bird.

Bushy Park

Mandarin Duck: 4 pairs were in the Canal Plantation.

Common Buzzard: The Brew House bird was soaring over the west side of the park at 12.50pm.

Skylark: 2 were singing from the Upper Lodge Road area.

Meadow Pipit: 4 birds flew north.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: the male was drumming again this morning, though he was hard to see.

Siskins, Lesser Redpolls, Redwings and Fieldfares are still present.

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker male in the mist

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Then eventually the sun came out

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Nuthatch with mud on his bill, so nest holes are being made smaller. I will be watching closely to see if the parakeets are having any effect on there breeding success.

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Jackdaws are also staking out possible nest sites, though the holes they require would not be on a Nuthatches radar.

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