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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

24th December

It has been fairly quiet in the parks of late, so I apologise for the lack of updates recently. I like to thank you for following this blog, birds might not be of the highest calibre but for such an urban location, they take some beating.

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

6th December

Regent’s Park

I didn’t spend much time in the park but the areas where the more interesting birds can turn up were quiet.

I did however see:

Wigeon: pair still present.

Shoveler: 24 on the banks of Heron Island.

Mandarin: 26 on the islands on the main lake.

Chiffchaff: 1 was with a tit flock in area 23.

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This Jay was on my woodpecker feeder in the garden.

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The family of Moorhens below have acquired the taste for gull crap. Surely the lake has something better than that.

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Friday, December 05, 2014

5th December

Bushy Park

A walk along the parks western boundary between Dukes Head Passage and the Water Gardens produced several good birds.

Common Buzzard: I disturbed a male that was perched in a tall Chestnut tree by the river.

Kingfisher: one flew along the river.

Cetti’s Warbler: the male was singing from some Elderberry bushes by the river.

Chiffchaff: at least 3 birds were feeding here.

Reed Bunting: 3 birds were feeding on phragmites seeds, occasionally they would perch up in the bushes just north of Dukes Head Passage.

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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.

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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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