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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

3rd December

Bushy Park

Meadow Pipit: 6 by Heron Pond.

Fieldfare: 2 flew west at 8.20am.

Redwing: 6 in the Woodland Gardens.

Cetti’s Warbler: one still singing close to Dukes Head Passage.

Kensington Gardens

Little Grebe: one on the Longwater.

Great crested Grebe: 4 present.

Redwing: one perched briefly by Buck Hill.

Regent’s Park

Tawny Owl: last winters bird is back in his day roost in a Willow near Long Bridge.

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Do you recognize this colourful bather? the answer is below.

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A distant shot of a Grey Heron holding on to a fish any angler would be proud to catch. In the end after holding it for 5 mins he lost his grip and the fish got away.

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4 comments:

glen mcdonal Writer said...

Female Pheasent!
You didn't leave answer.
potchad?
l love these 'who am l's'

Great Heron and Pike shots....surely the Heron could not have eaten that pike far to big.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Glen. I said the answer was below, It was a Carolina. I think it was to large for the Heron but I was surprised that the Heron was able to subdue it. The only time the pike struggled was when the Heron thought about adjusting it so it could be swallowed.

glen mcdonal Writer said...

Carolina??
Hoping to try and digital scope Tawny Owl over the week end.
Thinking about the Heron and Pike...vultures manage vast amounts in weight.

Tony Duckett said...

The best time to take a photo is from late morning onwards as the sun is on the bird by then.