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Thursday, March 01, 2012

1st March

Regent’s Park

I popped back into the park to erect a fence around my last project for the park. This is an extension to the reed bed in area 2. If we are able to get the marginal plants to complete it by mid spring, the area will improve the possibilities for the Reed Warblers to expand. In the meantime there is an outside chance that a wader will find the area of mud to his liking.

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Smew; 1st winter drake seen on north edge of Heron Island, area 8 this morning.

Common Buzzard: one flew west at 1.30pm.

Redwing: 7 birds in area 40.

Bushy Park

Common Buzzard: flew over Brew House Fields, followed by corvids.

Kingfisher: two birds were possibly courting over the Brew House ponds, with one settling by the old bridge over the Longford River.

Redwing: 90 were in the Woodland Gardens at 7.15am.

Fieldfare: 40 were with the Redwings.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: one was calling from the Round Plantation.

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Not a typical perch where you would expect to find a Green Woodpecker.

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Nuthatch

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Tree Creeper

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 Almost a good picture, the light wasn’t the best and they are not the most sluggish of birds.

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3 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

Congrats on the Kingfisher image Tony, by far not the easiest of birds to 'stop' in flight....well done.

glen said...

I can't even get them in my bins!
Great shot

Tony Duckett said...

We will have to work on that, with a Norfolk trip, hopefully in the not to distant future.