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Thursday, October 16, 2014

16th October

Bushy Park

A bright start to the day for a change, but with very little cloud picking up migrating birds wasn’t easy.

Shoveler: one on the boating lake.

Gadwall: one on the boating lake.

Common Buzzard: one mobbed by crows over the Brew House meadows.

Kestrel: one not given a moments peace by member of the crow family.

Skylark: 18 birds were seen in the Upper Lodge area, 6 flew west.

Meadow Pipit: 35 birds were seen, 25 were feeding in the Upper Lodge area.

Swallow: 8 flew south east.

House Martin: 4 flew south east.

Ring Ouzel: 2 birds landed briefly in birches on the western boundary of the park at 7.15am before quickly moving on.

Redwing: a small movement was noticed involving around 65 birds.

Song Thrush: 25 birds passed through, some stopped off briefly.

Blackbird: 10  singles flew over.

Stonechat: 4 birds viewable from the Brew House.

Chiffchaff: one by the entrance to the park by Dukes Head Passage.

Blackcap: 2 also in this area.

Cettis Warbler: one bird calling also in this area but more towards the river.

I did glimpse twice deep in some brambles near the Water Gardens a small brown, flesh coloured legged warbler. It was tacking very softly.

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possibly one of the better photos that I have taken of a Cormorant

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At one time this tree had over 20 pipits in it.

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