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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

2nd May

Regent’s Park

Things had quietened down after a day of good birds yesterday.

Tawny Owlets: The 2 birds were again at the top of a Plane tree between the Goose Pen, area 33 and the Inner Circle. 

Yellow Wagtail: one flew over.

Sedge Warbler: one seen briefly in Bamboo between the Blue Bridges in area 1.

Reed Warbler: male singing again from area 32.

Common Whitethroat: 3 birds seen today.

Willow Warbler: 2 birds singing

Reed Bunting: pair still present in area 32. 

Bushy Park

Whinchat: a pair were south of Upper Lodge Road with wheatears.

Northern Wheatear: seven birds of the Greenland race south of Upper Lodge Road. There was also 1 in the Paddocks this morning.

Kingfisher: a pair were on the Longford River.

Lesser Whitethroat: one was singing in scrub bordering the paddocks.


Whinchat male





Bill D said...

Tony, I'm very interested to get in on those Whinchats at Bushy. Any particular locations/landmarks that the birds favoured today?



birdman_euston said...

A male Whinchat and a male Wheatear in the same frame (!), studiously ignoring each other. Doesn't get much better than that!

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Bill

If you know where the overflow car park is, which is west of the car park by the restaurant, the birds favour the area close to the fallen trees.


Tony Duckett said...


The Wheatear didn't really appreciate the Whinchat sharing his ant hill.

Bill D said...

Cheers Tony, know exactly where you mean. Will try and get down there Friday afternoon.