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.