Having had a week away, news of that will follow this entry, my quest to remove as many Oak Processionary Moth nests has moved to Richmond Park. This means hopefully a chance to see a few migrants in a park that I always mean to spend more time in.
Common Tern: one pair are still present and behaving as if they are about to start breeding.
Swift: 11 were over Lower Pen Pond at lunchtime.
Swallow & House Martins: not really a sign of any migrants, just the local birds present.
Willow Warbler: 4 near the riding ring by Holly Lodge.
Chiffchaff: 6 in the same area.
Common Whitethroat: 3 same location.
Blackcap: 6 feeding on Blackberries here also.
It is a shame that Mallards and other species of waterfowl are not very successful in this or any of the London Parks.