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Saturday, June 28, 2014

28th June

Regent’s Park

One of the Kestrel juveniles had left the safety of the nest box this morning.

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This Mandarin was a garden tick, unfortunately it must have been on the Canal as her feathers appear to be covered in a chemical, probably diesel. She also had a bad right leg and chose the quite of my garden to relax in.

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Bushy Park

Friday in the park. I had very little time to do any birding as I am still searching for Oak Processionary Moth nests ahead of the nest removal teams coming in next week. I checked a couple of trees by Heron Pond, which not surprisingly gave me a chance to photograph this Heron.

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From here I moved on to the area south of Upper Lodge Road. Skylarks a pair of Meadow Pipits are feeding young somewhere in the lush grassland. Starlings are roaming the grassland areas in small flocks feeding on the abundant invertebrates in this habitat.

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I was pleased to find evidence of birds breaking into the OPM nests on one tree, hopefully they will find them delicious and want more and more and more…….

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This was my 1st Painted Lady for the park this year.

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I am not quite sure what this damselfly is devouring.

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The deer feeding in the Skylark area help deter people with dogs from entering it, just in case a hind sees it as a threat.

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I get annoyed when a fly lands on my head, I certainly wouldn’t want something as large as a Jackdaw on it.

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