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Went out this morning to do the BTO Winter Thrush Survey of the area that includes Sutcliffe Park LNR. At first it didn’t seem a promising morning for surveying anything as the fog was quite thick. But by 0930 it had burnt off and within an hour it was getting quite warm.

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Generally the area was quiet but had excellent views of male Wren displaying by Boardwalk. His whole body from beak to tail shaking as he chased the female from bush to bush.

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Wren
Photo by Sergey Yeliseev (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/)

Also flushed a Fieldfare from grassy area by Athletics track. Due to the mild weather this is my first record of this winter visitor in Greenwich borough this winter.

Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Photo by Sergey Yeliseev (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/)

Good numbers of Blackbirds seen and two Mistle Thrushes – one in Sutcliffe Park and one near Cliftons Roundabout

Sightings of a few White-tailed bumble bee and the coots carrying nest materialon the lake at Sutcliffe Park, not to mention the amount of bird song remind us that spring is on its way.

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Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri)
Eurasian Jay [sp] (Garrulus glandarius)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Great Tit [sp] (Parus major)
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Long-tailed Tit [sp] (Aegithalos caudatus)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)

White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

Today I went to do the Winter Thrush Survey for November at Sutcliffe Park LNR and surrounding area.
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After the amount of activity during the patch survey last Friday I had expected more but apart from a few Blackbirds and a flock of 12 Starlings there was little Thrush activity in the area. One interesting sighting was a Mute Swan on the lake at Sutcliffe Park, my first record of this species here. It seemed quite tame and was coming to the people feeding the ducks so I presume it has relocated from one of the nearby Parks perhaps Greenwich. maybe we will get one on the Tarn – my only patch record for this species being a fly-over this year.

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Great Tit [sp] (Parus major)
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Long-tailed Tit [sp] (Aegithalos caudatus)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)
White Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla alba)
Common Chaffinch [sp] (Fringilla coelebs)