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Sunday, May 10, 2015

10th May

Regent’s Park

Nothing significantly different on the migrant front.

Common Shelduck: the pair that are raising their family at the north-eastern end of the lake have still managed to keep all 9 ducklings.

Common Tern: possibly the pair that were first recorded in 2005  are back for their 10th year. They have never attempted to breed here, preferring Brent Reservoir to raise their family.

Sedge Warbler: 2 males still present area 5.

Reed Warbler: 4 males singing.

Heron update

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The juv that was evicted from his nest is growing well, although this twig cannot have much nutritional value.

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The 3 in the Cherry Tree at the end of the island are also doing well, fortunately for them the non-breeding flock of Crows have moved on. Their attention was drawn to a Grey Squirrel which was clambering around in the branches just below the nest.

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Bottoms up, was this cheeky rascal mooning at me.

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Not that one gull is going to do much damage, the Heron dosen’t want to take a chance.

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This pair have possibly been visiting the park since 2005.

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I have no idea why the Shelduck feels threatened by a Pochard but he chased him for at least 1/4 of a mile, making sure he was well away from his what are now quite large young.

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This is what Coots seem to do best.

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2 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely photos!

Tony Duckett said...

Thank you, I try to take photos that aren't the normal run of the mill photos.