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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

8th January

Regent’s Park

Common Shelduck: a fully-lighted drake turned up yesterday and was present again today. It is probably one of last years drakes, 2 drakes and a duck have summered in recent years.

Water Rail: the bird showed well in the ditch this morning.

Firecrest: a pair was seen in the Privet hedge by the Open Air Theatres ticket office at 8.20am. I thought that it was unlikely that they had moved on.

Bushy Park

I had some work to do near the Canal Plantation this morning, that meant a nice walk and the chance to see what was on offer on the way.

Little Grebe: one was on the lake in the Canal Plantation.

Mute Swan: 27 were present.

Common Teal: a pair were on the Scrape, viewable from near the Iron Bridge.

Shoveler: 5 drakes and 2 ducks were on Heron Pond.

Red Crested Pochard x Tufted Duck: the drake was on Heron Pond.

Mandarin Duck: four flew along the river.

Grey Wagtail: one was by the Scrape.

Siskin: 55 flew from the Canal Plantation.

Reed Bunting: one was calling from reeds beyond the Scrape.

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There was no sign of the Great Crested Grebe that was present on the 3rd.

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Hybird Aytha

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3 comments:

Helen Speak said...

Hi Tony, did you find that duck picture? I'm curious as to whether it was what I saw! :)

Tony Duckett said...

I did find the picture but it did not match up with the bird you saw

Morg and Rose said...

9th Jan: Water Rail showed well in the Rail ditch at 2.45 & again at 3.50pm. Also 1 male Siskin with Finch flock who were collectively bathing at 3.20pm in the Cricket Pen.