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Friday, March 20, 2015

20th March

Regent’s Park

We were hoping to see something special on what was in theory a special day but one due to the amount of cloud cover meant that the Solar Eclipse was barely noticed. On the last one in 1999 we had 3 Arctic Skuas fly past the sun at the time of the eclipse and the birds in the park all went quiet. Today all that I noticed was that a large group of Feral Pigeons went to roost in a tree during the time of the eclipse.

The only birds of note were;

Shoveler: 40+ were around Heron Island, area 9.

Gadwall: 7 also in area 9.

Little Grebe: 5 on the main lake.

Woodcock: one was reported at the time of the Eclipse.

Chiffchaff: 1 singing in the grounds of Regent’s College, area 12.

The photos below were taken while sunning myself in my garden this afternoon.

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