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Friday, February 20, 2015

20th February

Kensington Gardens

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Can you spot the bird? Video of bird singing below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aAFWHi18i8&feature=em-upload_owner

I had several jobs and meetings to attend in KG today, one was to discuss further habitat improvements to the Long Water. While we were talking a familiar sound rang out from across the water. It was of a bird that I normally hear at Cley or Titchwell on the North Norfolk coast. It was a Cetti’s Warbler, though at times it did utter some strange notes. I wasn’t able to confirm not that it needed confirmation but I did want to view a bird rarely recorded in Central London. In fact I think Kensington Gardens is the only place that it has been reported from.

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The Scaup is still present but on the Serpentine close to the reed bed that held the Bearded Tits a few winters back.

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This little fellow is a Maned Goose, and until fairly recently resided in Regent’s Park. Somehow he escaped being pinioned (wing clipped) which is very fortunate as the 3 others he used to be with were taken by a fox. He now tags along with the Egyptian Geese.

Great-black-backed Gull: a 1st winter was on the Long Water at 9.10am.

 

2 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely photos...and I can spot the bird. :)

glen mcdonal Writer said...

Bird???!!! What bird?
Great photo.
Why hasn't the Sacup gone?