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Thursday, February 28, 2013

28th February

Bushy Park

Common Teal: 9 birds again on the scrape

Common Snipe: 1 again on the scrape or nearby pools.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: the female was in the Canal Plantation, but know male.

Skylark: 2 pairs south of Upper Lodge Road.

Grey Wagtail: a pair on the scrape.

Redwing: 80 feeding alongside Chestnut Avenue.

Siskin: 50+ Canal Plantation.

Lesser Redpoll: a flock of 8 birds flew over.

Reed Bunting: a male was in reeds by the Longford River.


Mandarins on the lake in the Canal Plantation, the little chap below was in nearby Alders.



Great Spotted Woodpecker by Chestnut Avenue alongside the Redwings.





birdman_euston said...

1 Mar:
2 Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe area 35, 2 Great Crested Grebe (pair roosting again off NW shore of Heron Island a.8), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail a.2, 1 Lapwing (circling over lake gaining height till lost from view 08:20), 11 Common Gull, 1 Redwing a.38, 12 Siskin in Cricket Pen a.34.

Tony Duckett said...

I hope the Siskins hang around for a while, there such attractive little birds.

birdman_euston said...

Yes, the lime-greens of the brighter male Eurasian Siskins looks positively gaudy to this North American's eyes compared to the drab-browns of the Pine Siskins I'm used to. This morning's flock was in the elm thicket, sheltering from a female Sparrowhawk perched next to the Wetland Pen feeder - no sign of last year's nesting Kestrels yet. As for the gulls, I'm pinning my hopes on the southeasterlies forecast for early next week!