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Friday, August 23, 2013

23rd August

Regent’s Park

Clear skies overnight had allowed lots of migrants to get on their way.

Common Sandpiper: one was touring the main lakes islands early this morning.

Garden Warbler: one in the Wetland Pen, area 32.

Common Whitethroat: two in the Cricket Pen, area 31.

Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Blackcap: present but in lower numbers.

Clouded Yellow Butterfly: one flew over the rough grassland in area 36.

Aesculapian Snake: the one in my garden showed this afternoon.

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Red crested Pochard: 24 on Heron Pond.

Common Buzzard: the one in the Brew House was keeping a low profile this morning. A migrant flew west at 1.20pm.

Hobby: seen over the Brew House Meadows at lunchtime.

Kestrel: 3 in the Brew House area.

Sparrowhawk: a male in a conifer in the garden at Hawthorn Cottage. A female was flushed from a tree in the Brew House by a Kestrel.

Reed Warbler: 6 present, 4 in the Brew House reed beds and 2 in the Bracken by Hawthorn Cottage.

Common Whitethroat: 20 plus around the park.

Lesser Whitethroat: one by Hawthorn Cottage.

Chiffchaff: 18+ present.

Willow Warbler: 6 near Hawthorn Cottage.

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Can you identify these?

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Mandarins can be seen in one’s and two’s. This one was on the channel just north of The Boating Lake.

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Passage bird, the resident one is still going through his moult.

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There are good numbers of Migrant Hawkers around the park.

 

1 comment:

birdman_euston said...

25 Aug: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat OGS pen SW side in tall hawthorn hedgerow 11:00; no Willow Warblers seen or heard.