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Sunday, April 21, 2013

21st April

Regent’s Park

What a frustrating morning. Apart from news from Birdman-euston of a Tree Pipit on Primrose Hill and a fly-over Lesser Redpoll the park was very quiet. A chatted with Dave for quite sometime by the area 39 the site of the Old Golf and Tennis School. Nothing apart from Blackcaps, Wrens and a pair of Blackbirds nest building. We said goodbye and went in different directions, within minutes my phone rang, it was Dave with “ are you still here I’ve got a Grasshopper Warbler. I was by his side in minutes the bird had shown just behind the enclosure at the base of some fruit trees. Dave had had good but brief views I had very brief birds of a bird moving away and back behind the fence and into the enclosure. We then only saw it on three other occasions. It is likely to still be present but being a female? isn’t very showy.

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This Blackcap is possibly looking down at the strange newcomer as it is in the area just above where the Gropper was seen.

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1 comment:

birdman_euston said...

22 Apr:
No sign of Grasshopper Warbler after thorough search. A Whitethroat singing from brambles by the chat bush in area 34 enlivened an otherwise dull morning bird-wise with just 3 Willow Warblers and the 2 summer-resident Chiffchaffs seen and heard, along with 17 Blackcaps.