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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.

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

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Great Spotted Woodpecker by Chestnut Avenue alongside the Redwings.

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3 comments:

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!