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Monday, July 14, 2014

14th July

After collecting my parks vehicle from Richmond Park at 5.25am I called in at Pen Ponds on what was another glorious morning.

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The Common Terns families were all still present including the chick that up until mid-Friday morning was his tray. At around that time I received a phone call from Jan to say that he had fallen into the water. I was to far away to do anything myself apart from calling the Wildlife Officers in that park. They responded very quickly and instead of putting him back on the tray, I said that as one set of juveniles were now flying around it would be worth putting this bird on their raft. Well that seems to have worked as I did see all 3 juveniles on the raft looking quite happy. It does get a bit frantic when the parents of the tray chick bring food in as the earlier pair see them as intruders. After a bit of chasing harmony is restored.

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This Common Tern was seen several times as it roamed the shores of the pond.

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After this quick stop it was on to Bushy Park to continue with the removal of OPM nests. While waiting for my tree team to arrive I did checkout the Brewhouse Meadow area.

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The juvenile Common Buzzard showed briefly, although I could hear him calling every now and then.

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2 comments:

glen mcdonal Writer said...

Is that a telephoto lens being use for the red deer shot?.....brave man if not.... wonderful image.

Tony Duckett said...

I do use a long lens normally as then they behave normally. However the one of the stag was taken with my Nexus at a range of 12ft.