Nothing different to report apart from;
Little Owl: Central London’s first breeding pair have produced young for the 7th year in a row. The birds can be heard and seen on the eastern side of the park.
This years first grebe’s to hatch are fishing close to York Bridge Island.
There dad can also be seen fishing here and then swimming 5 minutes back to his second brood.
The family on the western side of the Bandstand Island are down to one chick, possibly because they have a murderer in the family. There is an outside chance that an adult from the nearby Coot family killed it as one tried and failed to get this last surviving chick.
The Coot moves in slowly before lunging at the chick which dives to avoid his attacker.
He surfaces alone but unscathed.
Richmond Park’s Pen Pond on Thursday
3 pairs of Common Tern are incubating, with the pairs in the proper rafts looking really hot. The other pair nesting in a makeshift tray may struggle to rear their young.
This birds partner relieved her of her incubating duties which allowed her to have a dip in the lake.
Bushy Park (recent news)
Common Buzzard: one was over the Round Plantation mid-week.
Cuckoo: one was last seen on the 9th in the allotments on the western side of the park.
Starling landing on the weathervane in the Stockyard, the Pied Wagtail was just below with food for its nearby young.
This Little Owl was on the wall by the Royal Padocks
There are a couple of family groups out in the Skylark area
This juvenile Jackdaw was grounded on Friday, possibly as a result of Crows finding the nest hole.