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Monday, July 09, 2012

9th July

Regent’s Park

Common Tern: 3 birds were chasing each other over the lake this morning.

Common Sandpiper: an adult bird was perched on one of the posts in the lake, until flushed by the only rowing boat on the lake.


birdman_euston said...

10 Jul:

A scream of 25 Swifts was feeding high over the Cricket Pen, area 31 at 06:00.

Common Whitethroat 1 (singing in area 40 field at 06:15).

Common Tern 1 (feeding off Long Bridge at 07:05).

Chiffchaff 4+ (one chasing a family of Blackcaps continuously around the shrubbery in area 42; pairs singing and calling in areas 1 and 19).

(No reed warblers singing - the last time I heard one was on 3 Jul, in the area 13 reed bed.)

Purple loosestrife blooming in area 13 reed bed.

It's been so wet the past three months, slugs and a few snails are now regularly crossing the paved paths.

birdman_euston said...

12 Jul:

Clear, 11C and NW breeze at dawn after heavy overnight rain but no obvious passerine migrants yet, although I didn't have time to check Queen Mary's Gardens this morning.

Reed Warbler 2 (heard calling and then seen together in area 2 reed bed at 06:05).

Common Tern 1 (seen carrying a fish from Boating Lake in direction of Brent Reservoir at 06:10).

Common Whitethroat 1 (male singing in area 40 field).

Chiffchaff 1 (male singing in area 33 near Long Bridge at 07:35).