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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

23rd May

There is very little to report from either Regent’s or Bushy Parks. The news that I have is from the latter, where as things were quiet I tried my hand at photographing the local Barn Swallows.

Bushy Park:

Common Shelduck: 2 pairs possibly nest site prospecting near Upper Lodge Road. Not a cat in hells chance around there.

Hobby: one was observed somewhere south of the Thames catching insects.

Sand Martin: a pair were eyeing up a hole in the man made Kingfisher bank.

Kingfisher: one flashed past the martins without stopping.

Skylark: several birds are south of Upper Lodge Road, but due to the earlier dry weather before the drought kicked in the grass is fairly short and may thwart any breeding attempts.

Reed Warbler: 2 males were singing on pools close to the Longford River.

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Skylark singing before plummeting down to earth

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Parakeets arriving from there night time roost site at 6.15am.

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Sand Martin over the Brewhouse Field Pools

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Swallow over Hampton Court Road

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almost a good shot, there so ------ agile

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They have a beautiful sheen to their feathers

 

It was a good day to see damselflies and the odd dragonfly species

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Banded and Beautiful Demoiselle’s

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2 comments:

Chris Fish said...

When walking in the park just before 8 in the evening saw a beautiful Red Kite flying over from South to North, very close to the tennis centre. Stunning!

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Chris.

That is a great record of one of my favourite birds.