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Friday, December 21, 2012

21st December

Bushy Park

It has been quiet in most of The Royal Parks lately. Mind you who wants to be out and about looking for birds in the kind of weather we have been experiencing lately.

Today in Bushy it appeared that most birds were sprucing themselves up for Xmas.

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This cob appears to be singing in the bath, luckily it’s a big bath or he would be soaking the floor.

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It is important that there isn’t a feather out of place. You can then stretch out before taking on the next interloper.

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4 comments:

linda ashken said...

Hope. You are recovering Tony.
Linda Ashken

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Linda, I have managed several glasses of wine this evening.

Eland said...

Hi Tony,
For the first time in a few weeks I have been able to spend some quality time in bushy park as work, weather and a cold all finally relented. It was very quiet though in terms of diversity, most areas were acoustically dominated by parakeets and jackdaws. There was a sparrowhawk flying around for a minute or two over the waterhouse pond, which incidentally I have seen quite a few times there now. A kingfisher near the iron bridge, a grey wag in the canal plantation and a couple of mistle thrush between the brick bridge and Diana fountain. One small redwing group flew over too. I think I saw more passerines in the walk to the park than in the park itself!

Thanks for all your updates and have a nice Christmas and New year.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Eland.

Sparrowhawks possibly bred in that area this year. I have found the park to be a little quiet of late, although I haven't had the chance to get out and about to much recently. Finding birds at this time of year can be hard unless you happen to bump into a roaming flock.

Here's to a better 2013.

Tony