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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16th October

Regent’s Park

A fairly quiet day with little in the way of bird movement.

Skylark: one possibly flew north over the Hub this morning.

Little Owl: one was seen feeding in the Wetland Pen, a bird frequented this area earlier this year.

Richmond Park

European Wigeon: 48 were on Upper Pen Ponds.

Gadwall: 32 were present.

Pochard: 10 were present.

Tufted Duck: 8 were present.

Redwing: 2 singles flew through.

Stonechat: a pair were present in bracken east of Lower Pen Ponds.








piers said...

Hi Tony,

That hornet in Richmond Park possibly a queen looking for a suitable over-wintering tree. Is that particularly unusual or noteworthy in a big mature park like Richmond?


birdman_euston said...
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birdman_euston said...

17 Oct:
2 Yellow Wagtail (calling 'pheez' while landing on NE slope of Barrow Hill Reservoir, area 48 at 10:00), 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff.
Thanks to Rose for alerting me to the possibility of Yellow Wagtail in area 48. Looks like they're a regular if scarce stopover migrant here; I had a well-lit, overhead view of them coming and going today and now realise that I've probably seen and heard them at least twice before this migration season, flying out of the Reservoir.

Tony Duckett said...

Piers hornets are quite common inthe outer parks