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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

26th September

Bushy Park

The rain and the showers finally stopped at 2.30pm. There was a small movement of hirundines and wagtails.

Red crested Pochard: twenty-eight still by the Diana Fountain.

Barn Swallow: eighty plus flew through, with some small groups stopping off to feed over the recently cut meadows.

House Martin: forty birds fed over the Diana Fountain.

Yellow Wagtail: three birds were feeding in the paddocks and were visible through the fence along Dukes Head Passage.

Pied Wagtail: thirty-two birds were also in the paddocks.

Blackcap: ten birds fed on berries along Dukes Head Passage.

Chiffchaff: four birds by the Iron Bridge.








birdman_euston said...

27 Sep:
Light NE breeze and drizzle at dawn after overnight showers; becoming partly sunny with wind backing to NW by 09:00 and SW by afternoon.

150 Swallow & 40 House Martin S 09:45-10:00 in three main flights with the majority of the House Martins bringing up the rear, 1 imm Spotted Flycatcher (E end of St John's Lodge garden, area 29 at 10:55), 2 Blackcap (wildlife garden, area 20 at 11:15), 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Shoveler, 1 imm f Sparrowhawk harassed by f Kestrel over area 29 at 11:00.

birdman_euston said...

A nice comparison between yellow and pied wagtails in your fourth photo, Tony - the difference in tail-length is readily apparent. What are the odds of getting a similar photo with a grey wagtail included as well?

joanca bs said...

Very nice comparison
greetings from my blog joanca

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Birdman.
You'll be lucky, how many Grey Wagtails have you seen out in the open spaces. There have been very few sightings of Yellow Wags by the lake, the more likely chance of getting a photo comparison.

Tony Duckett said...

Hello Joanca

Looking at your blog, there are certainly some birds there that I would love to see.

Thanks for looking at my blog.