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Monday, May 12, 2014

12th May

Bushy Park

Still no megas or passage raptors. We now have all our summer visiting species on site.

Hobby: a male was over the Paddocks at 6.50am.

Swift: over 60 were above the park throughout the day.

Sand Martin: 2 pairs were over the scrape and checking out the newly constructed banks.

Swallow: at least 7 pairs have taken up home in the stables.

Kingfisher: one seen carrying fecal sac over the Brewhouse Meadow.

Meadow Pipit: a pair south of Heron Pond.

Skylark: 11 males were singing and chasing each other in our 2 main lark breeding areas.

Reed Warbler: one male singing from one of the reed beds in the Brewhouse meadow.

Common Whitethroat: 8 males singing west of the Longford River.

Chiffchaff: 3 males close to the Longford River.

Linnet: a pair in the Paddocks.

Reed Bunting: 4 males singing.

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It’s almost at breaking point. This family are feeding on Hampton Hill cricket pitch.

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2 comments:

Jack Barnes said...

Hi Tony,

Do you have an email address I can contact you on?

Thanks, Jack

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Jack.

You can contact me at arduck@gmail.com