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Sunday, March 16, 2014

16th March

Regent’s Park

Common Buzzard: one flew north at 11.00am.

Woodcock: one flew from the Holme, area 10 and then low past the Bandstand at 8.00am.

Lesser spotted Woodpecker: a female was calling from the Bandstand Island at 8.30am. It took me a while to locate her for her to immediately fly off across the lake northward having been spooked by 5 inquisitive parakeets.

Blackcap: males singing in areas 11 and 34.

Chiffchaff: one in area 41.

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16 pairs are nesting at present, while other birds look for sites to construct a nest.

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From behind you can see patterning on the wings that probably wards off predators.

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male Little Grebe looking to breed at the end of the lake in area 34.

2 comments:

glen mcdonal Writer said...

lesser spot woodpecker what a fantastic sight in the park.....shame about those pesky parrkets.

Tony Duckett said...

I heard it for over 5 mins before it showed, which was a bad move because the parakeets then landed close by and spooked it. Bh