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Friday, September 28, 2012

28th September

There were very similar bird movements in Regent’s and Bushy Parks today.

Regent’s Park

Barn Swallow: over 1030 birds were observed flying in a mainly southerly direction.

Meadow Pipit: 305 birds passed through.

Yellow Wagtail: one flew through.

Ring Ouzel: one was perched in Holly by the rose wheel in Queen Mary’s at 8.00am.

Chiffchaff: six were seen, but really it was a day for looking skywards.

Blackcap: one was seen, but there was bound to be more around.

Linnet: one passed overhead.

Bushy Park

Common Teal: a female, the first of the autumn was on the scrape. 

Common Buzzard: the local bird was seen again around lunchtime.

Hobby: one juvenile was looking for insects over the Brew House Field ponds at 9.10am.

Sparrowhawk: one seemed intent on catching one of the wagtails or pipits in the paddocks this afternoon, luckily for the wagtails it failed.

Barn Swallow: 1150 flew south in a time span of around 3.5 hours,  two hours early morning and the rest just before and including lunchtime.

House Martin: 400 flew through in small flocks.

Yellow Wagtail: three fly-overs and one in the paddocks.

White Wagtail: eight birds were in the paddocks.

Pied Wagtail: forty-eight birds were in the paddocks.

Meadow Pipit: 250 flew through, with some birds dropping down close to Upper Lodge Road with a few in the paddocks.

Skylark: two were south of Upper Lodge Road.

Song Thrush: 4 high flyers were probably birds from the continent.

Mistle Thrush: eight birds dropped in to Hawthorns by Hawthorn Cottage.

Spotted Flycatcher: one was again at the western end of St Johns Lodge Gardens, area 30.

Linnet: one was feeding in the paddocks.  


Common Buzzard with accompanying fighter squadron



Sparrowhawks always look menacing




This White Wagtail clearly doesn’t mind standing in ----, a different bird is shown below.



Fresh plumaged Meadow Pipits look really neat at this time of year.



This House Martin feels he needs some grooming before continuing with his migration.


This Mute Swan had second thoughts about landing on one of the ponds in the Brew House Fields, they really aren’t that big.





joanca bs said...

very nice blog

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Joanca.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and sorry for incorrectly spelling your name.

My blog will be going quiet for a period as I take time out to go birding on the Isles of Scilly.