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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

3rd September

Regent’s Park

Shoveler: 17 on the lake.

Kingfisher: at least one still present.

Tree Pipit: one flew SW at 3.17pm.

Whinchat: one was in the chat bush in area 36.

House Martin: 40+ over the lake.

Common Whitethroat: 1 with the chat and 2 more in area 41.

Reed Warbler: 1 in area 41, nowhere near any water, unless you count the drinking pool.

Spotted Flycatcher: one in area 41.

Richmond Park

Hobby: 3 over Pen Ponds and were also hawking insects near Richmond Gate.

Teal: one sleeping in the reed bed on Upper Pen Ponds

Water Rail: two calling from the reed bed at the western end of Upper Pen Ponds.

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Whinchat watching a fly

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Hobby over Pen Ponds

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This juvenile Swallow had better look out or it might be on the Bushy Park breakfast menu. Another unfortunate bird was, though I am not sure what species, the Hobby was keeping it close to his tail.

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