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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

23rd April

Regent’s Park

Common Whitethroat: 4 birds present in areas 2, 31, 34 and 39.

Apart from these there are a few Chiffchaffs beginning to take up territories as well as Blackcaps. The pair of Kestrels in area 48 were seen mating this morning.

Bushy Park

Common Shelduck: a pair dropped into the Brew House Fields again this morning.

Common Buzzard: three singles were seen; one flew low south at 9.10am and two very high thermaling birds were seen at 12.30 and 12.40pm.

Common Whitethroat: a slight increase today with at least 6 present.

Willow Warbler: again only one heard.

Reed Bunting: a male was singing by the Scrape.

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A very high Buzzard, not easily picked out on a bright blue sky

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Still only 3 Swallows present in the Stockyard

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Unless the grass starts to grow soon, Skylarks will struggle to find a safe place to nest.

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A couple of songsters by the eastern end of Dukes Head Passage.

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The male stands guard as the female emerges after depositing a few leaves in the nest.

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A Crow collects mud to line his/her nest.

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