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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

29th July

Regent’s Park

Swift: 12 were over the park.

Garden Warbler: 2 were in area 38, The Old Golf & Tennis School.

Blackcap: 10 birds seen in areas 31 and 38

Lesser Whitethroat: one also in area 38.

Chiffchaff: 6 present.

Willow Warbler: 4 present.

Nuthatch: one still present in and around Queen Mary’s Gardens.

Richmond Park

Shoveler: 3 on Upper Pen Ponds.

Common Tern: one lone bird around all day.

Water Rail: the juvenile showed again this morning.

Kingfisher: male on the metal fence that protects the reed bed from the deer.

Swift: 16 over Pen Ponds at 7.10am.

Reed Warbler: 9 present.

Garden Warbler: one in the scrub just west of the Anglers Enclosure.

Blackcap: 6 in the same area as the above.

Chiffchaff: 7 birds present.

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Black-headed Gulls could in the coming years could prevent Common Terns from breeding here if current breeding trends continue.

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This Great Tit had just pillaged an Oak Processionary Moth nest. It then sat close by as if it were defending it. Unfortunately we removed the nest a short while later.

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This Oak Processionary Moth nest is in a slightly unusual position.

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