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Thursday, March 21, 2013

21st March

Bushy Park

This bird had me rushing to grab my bins, answers later.

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Teal: 5 on the Scrape.

Waxwing: 12 birds flew NE at 12.45pm.

Kingfisher: a female was perched by the Longford River just north of the Dukes Head Passage.

Skylark: at least 14 birds in the main strongholds for this species in the park.

Meadow Pipit: 10 birds in the SE sector.

Pied Wagtail: one flew north.

Fieldfare: 12 in the Paddocks.

Redwing: 80 in the Paddocks.

Siskin: 35 in Poplar trees in the Woodland Garden close to Dukes Head Passage.

Linnet: a pair in the Paddocks.

Reed Bunting: 6 birds present.

 

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A distant Linnet in the Paddock area.

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Mistle Thrush and Fieldfare (below) for comparison. The shot aren’t great but the birds are very nervy in this area.

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The answer to the bird in the top photo becomes clear. This Red Kite flew south at 12.20pm, eventually gaining to much height for the crow.

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