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Friday, September 07, 2012

7th September

Regent’s Park

Spotted Flycatcher: one is area 39.

Garden Warbler: two singles in areas 34 & 40.

Blackcap: fourteen birds around the park.

Chiffchaff: fourteen birds scattered widely around the park.

Willow Warbler: five birds seen.

Bushy Park

Hobby: birds were hawking insects over the Brewhouse Fields mid-morning.

Sparrowhawk: two juvenile males were teasing a juvenile Kestrel, while the male Hobby kept station high above them.

Meadow Pipit: twelve flew west.

Barn Swallow: sixteen birds flew east.

House Martin: fourteen were over the Diana Fountain.

Reed Warbler: one again by Dukes Head Passage.

Common Whitethroat: three in the same area.

Blackcap: birds could be seen and heard in most areas that had either Elder or Blackberries.

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It looks as if he is sticking his tongue out

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I found this juvenile House Martin under a tree, possibly dropped when the juveniles were either squabbling over it or the local Jackdaws tried to nick it.

5 comments:

linda ashken said...

Like the modesty leaves in front of the prey! Another set of great shots.
Thanks Tony.

Tony Duckett said...

Linda, I try to please, my followers.

morg and rose said...

Hi Tony.
Sat 8th: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, area39-40. 1 Common Whitethroat, area 40. 5 Blackcaps, areas 40,1. 3 Willow Warblers, area 31. 20+ Chiffchaffs, around the usual locations. 3 Swallows SW & 1 Sparrowhawk over. Also seen a fresh Red Admiral & a Comma.

birdman_euston said...
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birdman_euston said...

8 Sep:

1 f/imm Northern Wheatear (prob 'Northern' race judging from relatively low stance and short wing-length; on Cricket Squares - now converted to footie pitches, area 37 at 09:05).
Like Monday 3 Sep when 4 'Greenland' wheatears arrived, the wind overnight was calm, the temperature relatively mild (13C at dawn) and the skies clear. Tomorrow (Sunday) is forecast to be the last day like this for a while, with a cold front bringing rain, temperatures 10C cooler and NW winds by Tuesday.

4 Gadwall (including 2 drakes in breeding plumage).

2 Shoveler.

Nothing else to record in addition to Rose's post, except my impression that Willow Warblers, Garden Warblers and Spotted Flycatchers have become increasingly hard to find in the past few days.