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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Regents Park recent news

Regent's Park

28th March
Common Buzzard: one flew east at 11.30am.
Willow Warbler: one singing in area 17 by the waterfall.
Chiffchaff: 3 birds singing close to the lake.
Blackcap: 2 birds in areas 29 and 31.
Reed Bunting: a pair are present in the Wetland Pen, area 32.
29th March
Wheatear: one on Marylebone Green, area 16 at 7.05am but flushed by a dog.
Meadow Pipit: one flew north.
Grey Wagtail: a pair around the lake.
Blackcap: 6 birds present.
Chiffchaff: at least 8 present.
Siskin: 8 in area 31.
Lesser Redpoll: 1 flew north.
Linnet: a female flew NW at 8.20am.
Reed Bunting: pr still area 32.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Little Owls in Bushy Park

Bushy Park

I had a rather rewarding experience in the paddocks, the birds were very affectionate.

The photos above were digiscoped 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Regent's Park 22nd-23rd March

Regent's Park

22nd March
Kestrel: a 2nd female caused some frustration in area 32.
Common Snipe: one appeared to drop down into the Wetland Pen at 12.50pm, I was on the south side of the lake and couldn't find it when I looked later.
Water Rail: one was in the Wetland Pen.
Collared Dove: 3(1&2) birds flew west before 9.00am.
Cetti's Warbler: one in area 34.
Reed Bunting: the female was still in the Wetland Pen

23rd March
Black-headed and Common Gull: there are very few of these species left on the lake. There have been some very high flocks heading east. It is a good time to pick up something of interest.
Meadow Pipit: 2 birds flew south at 9.20am.

Everything was looking rosy for the pair in area 32.

That was until a 2nd female turned up mid morning.

This female hybrid dropped in at lunchtime.