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Sunday, May 04, 2014

4th May

Regent’s Park

Yet another quiet day in the park, so a chance for a few photos. Sorry for the lack of migrant news, maybe I am getting to old and my senses are failing me.

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After dropping down from the tree and taking what was quite a large worm the males disappeared for a while. The sound of him calling brought the female out and on to their favourite Willow in area 32. She landed and was soon joined my the male who had brought a small rodent in.

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It would be really scary if the planes at Heathrow touched down this close to each other.

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The female seems to be showing more signs of wear and tear than the male.

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There has been an eruption of goslings over the last couple of days.

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2 comments:

piers said...

Hi Tony,

We were with some friends pedaloing on the lake yesterday, saw the juvenile GCGs, also looked like another batch (in mother's back) on the west side of the bandstand island. Also massive terrapin, plus coot chicks hatching in front of us.

xxx

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Piers. One pair have hatched young by the Bandstand Island and lost 2. Two other pairs have built nests around the island in the last 2 weeks. A pair bred opposite the boathouse and another pair are incubating at the northern end of Heron Island. It could be the best year for many years.