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Saturday, May 11, 2013

11th May

Regent’s Park

Red crested Pochard: one pair have managed to keep 4 youngsters out of the reach of the large gulls.

Common Tern: a pair were on the lake at 6.30am another pair was seen later.

Swift: 16 were over the lake.

House Martin: at least 6 were over the lake.

Swallow: two birds fed low over the lake at 7.30am.

Reed Warbler: 4 birds were singing from the reed beds.

Blackcap: 8 males were heard singing.

Common Whitethroat: one still present in area 40.

Willow Warbler: one was singing in the Wildlife Garden.

Chiffchaff: 5 birds were singing.

Jackdaw: 4 flew NE at 8.00am.

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Pair of Mandarins in the Wetland Pen

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Several pairs of LBB Gulls are now breeding with the Herring Gulls on Heron Island.

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The female Lesser spotted Woodpecker was drumming in the Round Plantation again on Friday.

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In recent weeks I have seen several very high flying Jays heading east.

 

 

2 comments:

birdman_euston said...
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birdman_euston said...

12 May:
1♂ Mallard x 'Aythya' hybrid (first noticed last winter), 4 Great Crested Grebe (new, 2nd nest site under overhanging dogwood on W shore Bandstand Is area 7 - 1st site on SE shore Heron Is a.8 is still active), 2 Common Tern, 5 Swift, pr Mistle Thrush mating & building nest in ornamental maple at S end Cumberland Green a.24, 1 Spotted Flycatcher Community Gdn a.14 behind water-cascade 1025 - absent from yesterday's loc'n (a.34) 0630, ♂ Grey Wagtail gathering food at Holme Green shoreline a.9 before flying toward Baker St.