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Saturday, May 23, 2015

23rd May

Regent’s Park

Around the lake today I saw:

Common Shelduck: the 9 ducklings are growing fast, what great parents they have.

Common Tern: the male came in caught a fish and headed back to Brent Reservoir.

Swift: 12 were over the lake.

House Martin: 10 were over the lake.

Grey Wagtail: a male was singing from area 8.

Reed Warbler: there were 4 males singing from reed beds around the lake and another 2 singing from the Scrape.

Sedge Warbler: 2 males are still holding territory in the reed bed by the Boathouse.

Reed Bunting: a pair are still present.

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The young from two nests that I have been following are doing well. The birds above hatched around the 12th April and the three below around the 20th of April.

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Bottoms up

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These birds are a 1st for Inner London? I don’t think there has ever been 2 birds holding territory in Central London. Hopefully at least one of them has been able to attract a mate.

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2 comments:

glen mcdonal Writer said...

Hoping Mr Sedge can find Mrs Sedge... I am attempting to digital scope them.

Tony Duckett said...

That is what I call a real challenge. Sedge can be easy to photograph in areas where they are constantly having people walk past their favourite song perch (which is normally a bush). In Regent's they have to make do with reeds, meaning they are often partially hidden.