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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20th August

Richmond Park

Gadwall: a male circling Pen Ponds.

Hobby: male seen twice over the Paddocks.

Kestrel: 3 different birds.

Sparrowhawk: 2 males and 1 female.

Yellow Wagtail: 3 birds 2 possibly roosted on the bracken in Lawn Field.

Stonechat: 3 birds were on Lawn Fields.

Whinchat: 2 singles, 1 in the Paddocks and another still on Lawn Field.

Common Redstart: the female was still in the Paddocks.

Common Whitethroat: 9 in the Paddock area and 2 in the bracken on Lawn Field.

Blackcap: 4 in the Paddock area.

Willow Warbler: 8 in the Holly Lodge area.

Chiffchaff: 7 also in the Holly Lodge area.

Goldfinch: 12 feeding on birches by the riding ring.

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This is surely the best way to start the day.

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Kestrel and Hobby were both in the sky above the park today.

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This could be the last Swallow family of the year.

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Roosting Yellow Wagtails on the bracken.

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This Redstart can be quite mobile within the Paddock area.

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2 of the 3 Stonechats on Lawn Field.

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Goldfinch extracting the seeds from a Silver Birch

 

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