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Saturday, May 25, 2013

25th May

Regent’s Park

Well it looks as if the spring migration has come to an end. A couple of hours in the park this morning and this afternoon didn’t produce anything out of the ordinary.

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The early morning sun lights up the male Kestrel

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Having caught a mouse he takes it to the nest box for the female, she then departs to enjoy the meal in peace. He stayed in the box until she returned.

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This nest is very visible from the bank of the lake by the Bandstand. It is a little high up but will allow good views as the young develop. Hopefully a lower nest will offer more opportunities later in the year.

There are several of the earlier fledged young making use of the strong breeze to tone their flying skills.

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The pair of Shelducks took a dislike to this gull carrying nesting material

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This once scarce species can be seen and heard over most of the park.

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Blackcap singing in the Cricket Pen, area 31.

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This is when you need a Blunderbluss

3 comments:

birdman_euston said...
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birdman_euston said...

25 May:
Good news/bad news: the pair of flighted Shelducks have successfully hatched young but as of 6:20am there was only one left.

Tony Duckett said...

Ducklings really have a hard time especially when the gulls have young to feed.