Its been atleast a week since Ive been to Regents Park, so it was time for a visit. First up, of course the herons. Adults were a bit thin on the ground, for Regents Park anyway. The chicks are growing fast, some might even be fledging soon, judging by there size!
I t had been a while since I'd been to Regents Park (well compared to before how often I'd been to Regents prevously), so I thought I'd check on the progress of the herons. I also met up with Tony, the wildlife officer at Regents Park and writer od 'regents park birds' site (see links) which was a nice bonus. Anyway back to the herons. The chicks could be seen on two nests
I went to Riverside CP again on Friday and thankfully the rain had passed by the time I got there and it was sunny most of the day. I met up with my friend Ian (A bit of a n expert of all things herpy) and we went looking for adders, but had no luck. We did however see some other nice creatures.
Today I went for a wander around regents park. Activity at the heronry was the same as it has been recently. No sign of any chicks today, but I'm sure there are some up there. Hopefully when they get a bit bigger ill be able to see there heads poking up over the top of the nest. The first interesting thing I saw after walk on from the heronry was a pair of ruddy shelducks, one of which is shown here:
Today I visited Rainham Marshes and I thought it give a brief report. There were a few things like egrets and lapwings about but most were way too far away to photograph. there were however a few small birds showing, but just in range, so apologies the low photo quality. Such as this meadow pipit