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Thursday, March 28, 2013

28th March

Bushy Park

Much the same as it has been, though no sign of Siberian Chiffchaff, mind you I only had a quick look at 8.30am while checking the water level in the river.

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Common Shelduck first of the year.

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Drake Mandarins were courting a duck over the Brew House Pools.

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Hybrid Aythya  was with a Tufted female on Heron Pond.

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At least 3 Sparrowhawks were around this morning with a pair displaying over Queens River. They were just not quite in the right position for a decent photo.

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Stock Doves have quite a distinctive profile.

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Skylarks were in good voice this morning.

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Two Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest were by the Longford River on the western side of the Woodland Gardens.

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This Water Rail was in the Woodland Garden, I only know that because I saw it fly a short distance before landing and scuttled into cover. It was barely visible but is in the photo.

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