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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

3rd April

Bushy Park

Common Buzzard: seen in the Brew House area early morning and then later on arriving back from a trip south of the river.

Common Snipe: one flushed from a stream in the Brew House field.

Fieldfare: 14 in the paddocks.

Redwing: 55 present around the park.

Chiffchaff: at least 6 alongside the Longford River.

Chaffinch: 76 flew east in small groups prior to 9.30am.

Siskin: 36 in the Woodland Gardens and just north of the Dukes Head Passage gateway into the park.

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I witnessed something a little unusual today, 4 Long-tailed Tits and 2 Chiffchaffs feeding on a small area of fairly short rough grassland.

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Siskin feeding in Pussy Willow by Dukes Head Passage.

2 comments:

Walton Birder said...

Tony, just a quick thanks for your great blog - has inspired me to go birding in Bushy Park weekly since the start of the year.

Today I saw 18 Wax Wings in the Canal Plantation at 3pm and the Little Egret in his usual spot in the Woodland Gardens... managed to hit 50 species today - made up for the freezing cold waether.

Keep up the good work....

Tony Duckett said...

You're a braver birder than me, that wind and what ever you call that stuff blowing horizontally was to much. I had what looked like a similar sized flock of Waxwings fly past my office window in White Lodge. There has been a flock across the river at East Mosley cricket club recently.