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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

9th April

Bushy Park

Common Buzzard: a pair were calling over the western side of the park.

Little Owl: males could be heard calling from the Paddocks and Half Moon Plantation.

Skylark: 6 males looked to be holding territories south of Upper Lodge Road.

Water Pipit: 2 birds flew low NW, at one point I thought they were going to come down on the last of the remaining flooded areas south east of Round Plantation.

Swallow: The first bird returned to the stables today, another 6 singles flew north.

Blackcap: 8 males singing along the western side of the park.

Willow Warbler: 5 males were singing on the western side of the park 3 by the Longford River north of Dukes Head Passage.

Chiffchaff: 8 singing males.

Reed Bunting: pairs in the Brewhouse pools area and south of Upper Lodge Road.

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While this bird flew over a gap in the trees another bird could be heard and glimpsed through the tree canopy.

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This Little Owl looks to be taking the weight of the roof on his back.

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In recent weeks work has been carried out on the scrape. The intention being to attract more species to an area that was more land than water.

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