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Friday, February 21, 2014

21st February

Regent’s Park

Great crested Grebe: now that the water level has dropped to near normal, the pair on the Bandstand Island have rebuilt their nest.

Little Grebe: 3 birds were on the main lake.

Common Shelduck: a pair were on the main lake.

Shoveler:  33 were around the edges of areas 7 and 8.

Gadwall: 3 ducks were being chased by 6 drakes.

Red crested Pochard: groups of drakes were also chasing ducks around.

Grey Heron: the number of nests occupied or under construction is well down on previous years, standing at 16 nests as opposed to 26 last year. I still hope that they will be able to find trees with sufficient anchorage points for nests to be constructed.

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Capturing this bird shaking has done him no favours.

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This nest in a months time will be the one to watch if you want to see life inside a Herons nest.

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