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Thursday, April 10, 2014

10th April

Richmond Park

I spent most of the morning here today surveying Sidmouth Wood and Pen Ponds Plantation. Migrants seemed fairly thin on the ground in these areas apart from;

Great crested Grebe: a pair and 2 males, one on the lower pond.

Wigeon: one drake still on Upper Pen Pond.

Rook: one flew NE at 10.45am.

Willow Warbler: one in Pen Ponds Plantation.

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One of the loan males looks for somewhere to hide.

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I called into Regent’s Park on the way home to see how the grebe family were progressing, unfortunately they have lost one chick.

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It looks as if this chick will not last much longer if it keeps receiving this kind of treatment from his siblings.

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