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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

20th August

Regent’s Park

Wood Warbler: a stunning individual showed well in areas 31 and 34 this morning. It or another bird may have been glimpsed mid afternoon by the lake in area 33 feeding amongst a melee of other warblers.

Pied Flycatcher: one was found in area 33 while trying to locate this mornings Wood Warbler. Which as mentioned above was probably here as well.

Garden Warbler: 4 birds were in the same locations as the above.

Lesser Whitethroat: 2 birds were in area 31 this morning.

Common Whitethroat: 2 birds in area 31.

Blackcap: at least 6 present, though they were not really counted.

Reed Warbler: 4 birds in area 32.

Willow Warbler: at least 20 in the area surrounding the NE end of the lake.

Chiffchaff: 25 in the same area as above.

Common Swift: 2 birds early morning.

Yellow-legged Gull: an adult was on the lake.

Shoveler: 3 on the lake.

Bushy Park

Hobby: several sightings over the Brewhouse Meadows.

Sparrowhawk: adults are still carrying food into the Woodland Gardens.

Garden Warbler: 2 birds were in the scrub at the park end of Dukes Head Passage.

Common Whitethroat: 2 present in the scrub.

Blackcap: 8 birds present in the same area.

Willow Warbler: 8 birds present here also.

Chiffchaff: 10 present.

Goldfinches: 50+ in the meadow area.

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1 comment:

birdman_euston said...

Hi Tony. Stellar birding day - finally found the holy grail, a Wood Warbler, thanks to Dave.
Did today's Pied Flycatcher have obvious white on the wing feathers? I had a 'possible' yesterday in a shady pine in the Cricket Pen just before I connected with the Spot Fly but the wings as seen from behind were no whiter than the latter's - I've read that some juvenile female PFs can have buffy rather than clear-white margins on their tertials.