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Sunday, October 21, 2012

21st October

After having a bit of a lie in having heard the rain during the night I didn’t get into the park until 8.40am. My aim was to do look for diaurnal migrants. I had told my wife that I would be back soon, that is coffee at 10.00am. I possibly missed a few birds as I spoke to several people that haven’t seen me since the change in my role within the TRP.

Pink-footed Goose: 16 birds flew high eastwards at 8.55am and looked to be heading for the Thames Estuary.

Peregrine Falcon: a male was over the southern edge of the park.

Sparrowhawk: a male and female were seen soaring over Queen Mary’s Gardens and the Broadwalk.

Common Gull: at least 34 flew west in small groups.

Meadow Pipit: 36 flew SW.

Pied Wagtail: 3 flew east.

Ring Ouzel: a female flew in from the SW at 8.48am and appeared to come down in the Leaf yard Wood (area 40). She was followed by a male that flew slowly past me under tree top height (if only I had brought my camera) at 9.02am before landing in a Lime tree just east of the Old Golf/tennis School, area 39. This bird or another was seen a short time later by Birdman-euston feeding on Rowan berries.

Mistle Thrush: 16 birds flew NW

Redwing: 11 birds in one’s and two’s flew NW.

Song Thrush: 10 high flying single birds flew in a mainly northerly direction.

Chiffchaff: 2 were in area 39.

Goldfinch: 48 birds in 5 flocks flew SW.

Chaffinch: 60 in small flocks flew SW.

Siskin: 11 flew through.

Lesser Redpoll: 3 singles flew east.



Helen Speak said...

Saw 6 lapwings fly over through the fog this lunchtime, I was near the cricket pen at the time, about 1:30. :)

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Helen.

Thanks for that, you never know what will appear on these misty murky days.