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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

3rd July

Not much to report from Regent’s Park or Bushy Park.

I have been busy coordinating the removal of  Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars. Unfortunately we have removed around 40 nests, though I am sure we will find more in the next couple of weeks.

I got my birding fix by taking the long way home to visit Startops Reservoir, one of the 4 reservoirs in the Tring area. The reason being a Sabine’s Gull that has been present for the past couple of days. Normally this species can be seen on an autumns sea watch or a pelagic trips. They are occasionally blown in land after a period of strong SW winds, but not normally at this time of year.

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6 comments:

glen said...

What a beauty!

Tony Duckett said...

It certainly is, and without having to shelter from a sw gale.

birdman_euston said...

4 Jul:

Black-headed Gull 11 (feeding off area 5 shoreline at 12:05).
Common Tern 1 (feeding over boating lake 12:20).
Common Whitethroat 1m (singing from dying oak in area 39 at 12:45).

Pete Woodruff said...

Excellent series of Sabines Gull images Tony.

Tony Duckett said...

It was a pleasure to see it at such close quarters Pete.

Mark Hill said...

Nice shots Tony, I have never had a view as good as that, like you said your usually sheltering behind a boat on the beach,the wind blowing in your face getting distant sightings, well done Mate,