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Monday, April 03, 2017

Regent's Park April 3rd 2017

Regent's Park

Spring migration has been progressing at a reasonable pace for some species i.e Willow Warblers arrived last week but M.Pipits numbers continue to drop, with birds passing over in one's and two's. A pair of Wheatears arrived during the afternoon of the 28th March our earliest ever Sedge Warbler was singing from the Boathouse reed bed on 31st March. There are still a few Redwings around mainly in areas 40& 41.

Bird news today.

Grey Heron: there are at 10 nests with young in at present.
Red Kite: 1 flew NW at lunchtime.
Common Buzzard: 8 birds flew through, at one stage 4 birds were in the air together.
Peregrine: There has been at least one pair seen daily, sometimes more.
Kittiwake: one flew northish at 12.40pm.
Black-headed Gull: an adult has been present for the last 3 days.
Common Shelduck: 2 pairs were on the lake at 11.10am.
Gadwall: 8 were on the main lake this morning.
Red crested Pochard: 26 were present.
Stock Dove: over 40 birds are present in the park.
Redwing: 6 birds in area 40
Sedge Warbler: A male is still present in the reed bed in area 5.
Blackcap: at least 8 males present.
Chiffchaff: 8 singing males.
Brambling: a female has been in the Cricket Pen, area 31 all day.
Reed Bunting: a pair in area 5.










    Gadwall 
    Common Buzzard


    Sparrowhawk



    Common Kestrels in area 32



    Stock Dove's

    Redwing

    Grey Wagtail
    Brambling (female)







2 comments:

Anuj Agarwal said...

Hi Tony,

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Regent's Park Birds has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 80 Bird Blogs on the web.

http://blog.feedspot.com/bird_blogs/

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 80 Bird Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

Best,
Anuj

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Anuj
That is very interesting and nice to know. My blog was set up to highlight what you can find in the parks in London if you get out there and look.