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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

12th June

Bushy Park

I have not had much time again this week to bird the park. Birds that may be of interest are;

Common Shelduck: still three pairs on the eastern side of the park.

Common Buzzard: still at least one present on the western side of the park.

Hobby: a male was over the Brew House Fields this morning. He upset the local male Kestrel, who made a half hearted attempt at chasing him off.

Reed Bunting: there seems to be at least 6 males singing east of Chestnut Avenue.

Rose-ringed Parakeet: there seem to be family parties making a din all over the park. Luckily enough something is eating some of them, possibly the local Sparrowhawk and certainly Peregrine as this shot shows.

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Not the best photos, the light and the wind made it difficult.

These Great spotted Woodpeckers were in the Warren Plantation.

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1 comment:

birdman_euston said...

14 Jun:
2 Kestrel - one recently-fledged juv ♂ with ad ♂ near nest box in Wetland Pen area 32, possible Spotted Flycatcher seen briefly by Mike (Acting Asst Park Mgr) & myself at The Holme fenceline near Longbridge mid-a.m., lots of newly-fledged 'garden birds' - saw the ♂ of the Winfield House pair of Sparrowhawks catch a Blue/Great Tit.