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Saturday, September 29, 2012

29th September

Regent’s Park

Typical, the weekend arrives and the skies are as clear as a bell. Well they are for the few hundred feet at least, maybe superman might be able to pick out migrants making hay while the sun shines.

House Martin: fourteen birds flew west.

Blackcap: fifteen birds were seen around the park.

Chiffchaff: twenty plus, but no Yellow-browed yet.

Nuthatch: one had been using the feeders in area 31.

Jackdaw: two birds were with the crows in area 5.

Siskin: five birds flew through (4 & 1)




2nd winter Herring Gull






Fancy squabbling over some blanket weed


He’s not happy either flying almost the whole length of the lake for a fight.






Tiggrx said...

I saw a hedgehog in Regent's Park this evening. Not seen one here before and wondered if there are many of them.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Tiggrx. Hedgehogs have become very scarce in Central London With Regents Park being the only park or green space to have any. When I first came to the park 34 years ago you would see them walking around most areas of the park during the early and latter part of the day. Now there are a few left in the centre and SE corner of the park, with the odd sighting by the canal.
Where did you see your one?

Thanks Tony

Tiggrx said...

Thanks for the info Tony.

I saw it on a lawn at the edge of a shrubbery in the Winter Gardens on the W side of of the park.

Tony Duckett said...

The last time any evidence of hedgehogs in that area was over 15 years ago.