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Monday, March 19, 2012

19th March

Regent’s Park

Smew: 1w drake still present in area 34.

Blackcap: three males singing in areas 1, 14 and 30.

Chiffchaff: several birds scattered around the park.

Reed Bunting: male singing in Wetland Pen at 8.00am

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Bushy Park

Pretty much the same as it has been.

Little Egret: the regular bird was fishing in the outflow of the Longford River.

Sparrowhawk: a pair were displaying above the Woodland Gardens.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: birds were very vocal this morning, shame I was busy working to take advantage of the situation.

Skylark: 14 birds in 2 areas.

Meadow Pipit: 18 south of Upper Lodge Road and 6 on grassland in the south-east corner of the park.

Redwing: 40 birds scattered around the western side of the park.

Chiffchaff: 3 birds were singing.

Lesser Redpoll: the flock was still present at the northern end of the Woodland Gardens.

Siskin: Still some with the redpolls as well as in the Canal Plantation.

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Little Egret

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Mandarin nest hole prospecting

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Sparrowhawks, male above and female below

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Skylark

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Female Nuthatch making the finishing touches to her nest site. Fingers crossed they will keep the parakeets away.

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3 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

Not just photographs, but photographs with an interest....nice work Tony.

Tony Duckett said...

Hopefully I will be able to follow these for a while. I will be following the herons again

birdman_euston said...

20 Mar: Similar weather to last two days (fair, with light W breeze but no ground frost like yesterday) so any new migrants aren't dropping in to sight-see.

Little Owl (my first!) seen just before daybreak at 05.50, silently half-gliding on wingtips like a grey-brown ghost from area 32, landing on top of middle, sawn-off ash just SE of cricket pen (area 31).

Coal Tit singing in tall cedar just in from E gate of Queen Mary's Gardens, area 16; Goldcrest still singing from hillside yew near pond.

Chiffchaffs in areas 1 (Winfield House garden), 2, 14, 31 and 40; Blackcap in area 2.