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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17th April

Regent’s Park

Things have slowed here and in Bushy Pk

House Martin: one flew through.

Blackcap: 9 around the park.

Chiffchaff: 8 present.

Willow Warbler: 6 present.

Bushy Park

Apart from the regular birds, the only birds of note are similar to those seen in Regent’s Park.

Shelduck: a pair flew into the flooded area in the Brew House Fields.

Swallow: 3 birds were over the stables (Stockyard).

Blackcap: 6 singing along the western stretch of the Longford River.

Willow Warbler: 7 in the same area as the above.

Chiffchaff: 15 also seen here.


Kestrel in Regent’s Park



Green Woodpecker Bushy Park



Helen Whitall said...

2 wheatears on the playing fields in Regents Park today at lunchtime :)

Tony Duckett said...

Thanks for the news Helen

birdman_euston said...
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birdman_euston said...

18 Apr:
8 Little Grebe (3pr), 4 Great Crested Grebe (2pr: 1 nesting Heron Is area 8, 1 displaying E of Clarence Bridge a.11), 1 dead ad Tawny Owl nr Leaf Yard Wood a.40, 1 Swallow NW, 3 Chiffchaff, 20 Willow Warbler (more than double yesterday's total), 7 Blackcap, 5 Siskin (Cricket Pen a.32 then N), 1 Linnet over 06:10, 1 Lesser Redpoll W 06:05. (I have no trouble separating the latter's flight call from the Mealy's, which is the 'common' redpoll in Canada.)

The poor owl may have been hit by a car, then finished off by a fox - Dave saw this happen several years ago in the same spot; no word yet on Queen Mary's Gardens pr that bred last yr.

On a happier note, at least one Mistle Thrush nestling in area 43 is about to fledge; however, there's a crow's nest just above - I'm crossing my fingers!