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Friday, September 27, 2013

27th September

Bushy Park

Teal: 5 were on the Scrape and viewable from Dukes Head Passage.

Hobby: the female flew over the Scrape and into the Woodland Gardens carrying a Great Tit.

Lapwing: one flew south at 7.25am.

Common Snipe: one was on the Scrape mid morning.

Jack Snipe: one was flushed from a grass path near the Scrape at 7.50am.

Water Rail: one calling from one of the pools in the Brewhouse Meadow.

Skylark: 3 singles flew west.

Meadow Pipit: 8 west.

Grey Wagtail: one flew towards the Water Gardens.

Song Thrush: 3 single high fliers headed west.

Mistle Thrush: 10 were feeding on the meadow.

Common Whitethroat: 1 by the Longford River.

Blackcap: 4 near the Longford River.

Chiffchaff: 6 present.

Richmond Park:

A quick visit to Pen Ponds produced;

Wigeon: 26 birds present.

Common Teal: three birds.

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Not the best Jack Snipe photos but you can see some of the plumage and length of bill differences between the birds above and the Common Snipe below.

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I don’t often take photos of these noisy blighters but my camera has been playing up so I was just practising.

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This Teal was one of the three present on Pen Ponds

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5 comments:

Jack Barnes said...

Any signs of Hobbies at Richmond?

Tony Duckett said...

I was only there for 30 mins around 10.00am and didn't see any. It was quite breezy and there wasn't any sign of any dragonflies. I think these birds are younger than the Bushy birds so wont be going anywhere yet.

Jack Barnes said...

Ok, I might go and have a look tomorrow then. I was up there yesterday for 2 hours and I didn't see them at all. But it said there were seen on the wiki so I guess they are still there.

Tony Duckett said...

Always check the sheltered spots.

Eland said...

Peregrine falcon, female, over brewhouse fields this morning.