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Saturday, April 13, 2013

13th April

Regent’s Park

Shelduck: 2 pairs present.

Common Sandpiper: a bird was on the edge of the lake near the Bandstand before then flying to area 8.

Redwing: 35 dropped into area 31 and 32 at 7.10am before quickly departing eastwards.

Chiffchaff: 6 birds in areas 2, 31 and 32.

Willow Warbler: 2 birds singing in areas 34 and 38.

Lesser Redpoll: one flew north.

Siskin: one also flew north.





The Kestrels became very agitated when another male came into their territory. It was circling very high over the Open Spaces before drifting off towards Primrose Hill. I wonder if the pair have also returned to there?










Eland said...

This is a bit selfish I know but I do love it when the weather is a bit milder, there's a bit of rain around and I have the woodland garden more or less to myself. The rain didn't stop the singers and I passed a lot of song thrush, blackbird & robin singing their hearts out. A cracking view of a lovely Chiffchaff, a couple of Jay's around too. Buzzard landing in a tree in the brewhouse fields set the crows off. No sign yet of any swallows, I'm sure it won't be too long.

Haven't seen the kingfishers for a while either, is all OK on that front?

birdman_euston said...

14 Apr:
3 Kestrel Barrow Hill Reservoir area 48 at 06:10 (as sunrise approached, ♀ of pair tumbled out of NW nest-box fighting talon-to-talon with 2nd ♀ before driving her off and then mating with ♂ - all in a morning's work!), 1 Woodcock area 40 as yesterday, Goldcrest lining nest in tall cedar next to Cow & Coffee Bean a.23, 3 House Martin N 10:25, 9 Swallow N (mainly singles every 10 min or so till 14:00), Mistle Thrush carrying food to a.43 nest I found on 6 Mar, stunning ♂ Common Redstart in Leaf Yard Wood a.41 (R side of clearing to R of feeder) 14:45, 3 Chiffchaff (a. 1/2/18), 2 Willow Warbler (a. 2/41), 3 Blackcap (a. 22/39/40).

Tony Duckett said...

I am expecting to go to work and find the first Swallows back in the stable area. As for the Kingfishers, I haven't seen the female in the Brew House fields area for a couple of weeks. The worrying thing is that I haven't seen the male at all this year.

castlehaven said...

Strange: I had posted here, but it hasn't shown up!

castlehaven said...

Anyhoo.... I had reported the four Redstarts this AM after a 0830-1015wander, 2 in Area 41, 2 in 31. Also a male Whitethroat in Area 41, and LOADS of Willow warblers!