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Saturday, January 25, 2014

25th January

Regent’s Park

I didn’t have much time to bird the park this Saturday only a few minutes while my wife was having her hair cut down Baker Street. For that reason I spent the time watching the Great crested Grebes nest building on the Bandstand Island.

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The male starts of with some light weight nesting material.

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Then moves on to something a little to heavy.

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He then tries something more manageable.

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Before returning for another go at this, unfortunately he had built the nest on the other end.

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He must be joking!

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It is now time for some lunch.

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A recent article published recently stated that this species doesn’t have an affect on our native woodland hole nesting species. For that to be the case you need a large area of mature woodland with plenty of wholes and cavities for birds to nest in. If you happen to bird an area of woodland or parkland with very few opportunities for whole nesters and this species turn up you can say goodbye to the likes of Nuthatches, Lesser spotted Woodpeckers, Starlings and many more. These birds are just to inquisitive.

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