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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

13th August

Bushy Park

A brief visit early morning (6.15am) along the western boundary north of Dukes Head Passage.

Common Buzzard: several birds were calling but not seen.

Hobby: a female suddenly appeared from an Oak, grabbed a dragonfly and disappeared again.

Common Whitethroat: 5 present.

Blackcap: 6 present.

Willow Warbler: 6 present.

Chiffchaff: 8 present.

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Richmond Park

A quick walk around the paddocks and trees by Holly Lodge produced a few warblers but not as many as yesterday.

Common Tern: pair still present on Pen Ponds.

Swift: 3 flew west.

Common Whitethroat: 4 by the riding ring.

Blackcap: 6 feeding on blackberries.

Willow Warbler: 5 present.

Chiffchaff: 8 present.

Goldfinch: 18 present.

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A Great Tit feeds from an Oak Processionary Moth nest.

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This Tufted Duck has adopted a Pochard duckling or what more than likely has happened is a Pochard laid an egg in her nest.

Regent’s Park

Last stop before going home.

Spotted Flycatcher: 2 singles, 1 in area 31 and another in area 33 (seen from gate by bridge).

Reed Warbler: 4 in the Wetland Pen, area 32.

Lesser Whitethroat: one feeding on berries in area 33 (goose grazing pen), sometimes feeding on blackberries along the fence line. He was present yesterday afternoon but more elusive.

Common Whitethroat: 2 in the Cricket Pen, area 31.

Willow Warbler: 6 birds in area 31 & 32.

Chiffchaff: 8 in the same locations as the Willow Warblers.

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