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Thursday, April 18, 2013

18th April

Bushy Park

The strong SW wind is not the best for pushing birds our way. It was a case of looking in the warmer sheltered spots in the hope of finding something of interest.

Common Shelduck: still only one pair present and again favouring the flooded area.

Swallow: apart from the 3 in the Stockyard another bird flew over Heron Pond.

House Martin: one flew over the Stockyard.

Northern Wheatear: five birds on the area south of Oval Plantation.

Common Whitethroat: two in the area between the Longford River and the Scrape.

Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff numbers have dropped a little.

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I only posted this because it looked a bit “arty”

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Two of the five Wheatears that were present in the Skylark breeding zone.

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This Mistle Thrush is feeding some young close to Roaring Arch.

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We were treated to a fly past this morning.

 

 

1 comment:

birdman_euston said...

19 Apr:
1 House Martin over 09:00, 13 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (2♂ on territory: areas 1 & 19), 10 Blackcap, 6 Siskin N over secret gdn a.29. The nestling Mistle Thrush in a.43 has disappeared,presumably fledged, along with parents.