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Monday, January 14, 2013

14th January

Richmond Park

This is the first of two short review of some of the birds that I was able to see and photograph during my first year in the park. The second review concentrates on the Common Terns on Upper Pen Ponds, who successfully managed to fledge 2 young. My one regret was not looking in the paddock the afternoon the Hoopoe was present. I was attending a meeting in Holly Lodge that afternoon, but was slightly delayed by the traffic in Kingston and didn’t have the time do my usual walk around the paddocks

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Male Mandarin in heavy moult

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One of a small flock of Swallows that roosted by Pen Ponds in mid-May

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Common Swift, the shot below shows a bird with a full crop of insects.

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Female Kestrel near Holly Lodge and one of 4 juveniles near Robin Hood Gate.

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Common Buzzard (above) and Hobby (below)

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Grey Wagtail at the mouth of the stream by Pen Ponds Wood

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Two of the few broods seen on Pen Ponds, one 17/7 (above) and the other 14/8 (below).

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Common Sandpiper (above) and Common Stonechat (below)

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Jay doing his bit to preserve the Oak

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2 comments:

Alma said...

Good to meet you last week.
Let me know when you're on Regents Park.
Alma

linda ashken said...

Glad to see the Robin Hood 4 made it into the highlights, Tony.
Linda Ashken