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Monday, April 08, 2013

8th April

Bushy Park

A red letter day and a pleasant surprise on a chilly morning.

Garganey: a drake was on the scrape and viewable from Dukes Head Passage and had been present yesterday.

Snipe: one was also present on the scrape first thing.

Peregrine: a high flying male appeared to be on a mission as it headed west.

Sparrowhawk: a pair were displaying over the paddocks.

Common Buzzard: our bird is still present.

Fieldfare: 11 were in the Brew House Fields area.

Redwing: at least 80 were still in the park, mainly along Chestnut Avenue.

Chiffchaff: six were along the Longford River, one or two were singing.

Lesser Redpoll: 6 were just north of Dukes Head Passage, feeding in Oaks.

Siskin: 28 were in the Woodland Gardens.

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V = Viewing spot where the vegetation on the opposite bank of the Longford River has been cut to allow the public to view the scrape.

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The Long-tailed Tits nest is nearing completion

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Regent’s Park

I popped in to see the Kestrels after work.

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2 comments:

castlehaven said...

Area 41: 2 Redstart, one STUNNING male, 1 male Whitethroat, 2 male Blackcap, 6+ Willow Warbler.
Area 31: 2 Redstart (one male), 5+ Willow Warbler.

birdman_euston said...

(For the record, castlehaven actually saw the above migration spectacular one week later, on 15 April, but initially posted them here by mistake.)