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Thursday, April 11, 2013

11th April

Regent’s Park

Common Shelduck: 2 present.

Shoveler: one on the main lake.

Red-legged Partridge: bird still present, possibly originates from one of the Villas bordering the canal.

Water Rail: still in area 2.

Black-headed Gull: there are now only 10 left on the lake.

Common Gull: 3 on the lake.

Collared Dove: one flew south at 3.30pm.

House Martin: one flew over Primrose Hill.

Redwing: 30 roosting in area 50.

Blackcap: one on Primrose Hill.

Chiffchaff: 3 birds singing.

Bushy Park

Garganey: present this morning on a flooded meadow.

Teal: 9 birds on the same flooded meadow.




birdman_euston said...

11 Apr:
Tony, to repeat, the villas' longstanding, shared gardeners told me yesterday that the partridge does NOT originate with the owners. So it's as 'tickable' as any found on farmland (accepted without question by the BOU but equally could have been raised from the egg, Dave says). Thus, after 'due diligence' re the bird's provenance it stays on my 'patch list' - if I had one!

On to today's 'fitness regime'. :)
A watershed moment this spring: the last of the wintering Common and Black-headed Gulls left yesterday, then this drizzly morning a Chiffchaff sang from the Leaf Yard Wood for the first time - almost a full month later than last year! Also a Song Thrush carrying food, Dunnocks and Kestrels mating, the Wren near QMG's NE gate a.18 still stuffing leaves like mad into the roots of the fallen tree like it's a bottomless pit, with a Goldcrest singing again nearby.

3 Shelduck, 5 Gadwall (winged but tame), 1 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap a.17, 25 Redwing.

birdman_euston said...

13 Apr:
1 Woodcock flushed Leaf Yard Wood area 40, 1 Chiffchaff a.36, 2 Blackcap (Broad Walk a.28 & LYW a.41).
8 Little Grebe (3pr - a.7, 12 & 35 - plus 2 singles, one a 2cy bird).
No sign of the roosting flock of Redwings on the Hill this morning.