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Sunday, March 24, 2013

24th March

Regent’s Park

On what has been a really miserable cold day I get a new garden bird. Not a UK rarity but a scarce bird in Central London. I have seen them fly overhead on occasions and there have been records of birds lingering just north of the park and last year a pair were present for several months in Queen Mary’s Gardens. The bird I am talking about is the Collared Dove a species that has bred in the park in 1978 and possibly for the following couple of years. However these could have been from birds that were brought to the park.

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3 comments:

Eland said...

Hello Tony, there is at least one individual near me on the outskirts of bushy park. Didn't realise they were quite a rarity in London.

Not seen much out of the ordinary lately. A large goldfinch flock, Sparrowhawks in the usual place and a kestrel too along chestnut avenue. Haven't been out much in this weather though.

Eland said...

Oops I meant upper lodge road for the kestrel, not chestnut avenue.

Tony Duckett said...

I do not blame you for staying in, this weather isn't the best motivator. I see the odd Collared Dove around the edge of the park but have not sen one actually feeding in it. They really are scarce towards the centre of London.