Archive for January 28, 2013

Early evening meeting in London so decide to spend the day birding the Parks. Still trying to catch up with Fieldfare. There have been plenty around but well cant seem to be in the same place at the same time.

So first to the Tarn on the way to the station. Rather quiet

Tarn Park

Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis) 3
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) 1
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 6
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia) 32
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus) 3
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri) 12
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus) 1

And so to central London and first stop Hyde Park

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Did waterfowl count on Serpentine / Longwater and stopped to see the Bearded Reedlings again

Hyde Park

Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser) 43
Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis) 88
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 16
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) 5
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos) 22
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 10
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 1 Unknown origin 1 Adult Male
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) 6
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) 35
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus) 1
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea) 3
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus) 11
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra) 59
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) c.300
Common Gull (Larus canus canus) 1
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus) 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus) 2
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia) 50
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus) 12
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri) 2
European Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis) 1
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica) 2
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone) 6
Great Tit [sp] (Parus major) 1
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus) 7
Bearded Reedling [sp] (Panurus biarmicus) 2 2 Adult Females
Long-tailed Tit [sp] (Aegithalos caudatus) 1
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula) 2
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula) 2

Weather worsening so decide to head straight for the Rail site in Regents Park. I had to wait about 20 minutes but was rewarded with excellent views for about 10 minutes. Distant view of Shellduck which has been present for some days

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Regents Park

Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser) 25
Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis) 133
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 3
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) 10
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 1
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos) 41
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 12
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 3 Bird Collection
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) 10
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) 65
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea) 4
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo) 5
Water Rail [sp] (Rallus aquaticus) 1
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus) 3
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra) 164
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) c.150
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus) 1
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia) 3
Eurasian Jay [sp] (Garrulus glandarius) 2
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica) 10
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone) 6

Day List 33 species