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Friday, March 21, 2014

21st March

Regent’s Park

Northern Wheatear: one was on Marylebone Green at 7.30am until flushed by a dog walker.

Bushy Park

Water Rail: one was on the scrape at 10.30 before walking to the bank of the river opposite the Wildlife Screen.

Skylark: at least 22 were on the breeding areas.

Meadow Pipit: 26 in the same locations.

Northern Wheatear: a male in the bracken south of Heron Pond until it was flushed and flew off strongly westwards.

Blackcap: 2 males were singing.

Chiffchaff: 4 birds were singing.

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It was a shame that these were not departing Bewick’s or Whooper Swans heading back north to breed.

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Have they grown much in 15 days?

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This is the consequence of irresponsible behaviour by teenagers

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