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…from London after three days with very few birds seen. On a family walk in Osterley Park this morning the highlight was my first Green Woodpecker of the year. Not often I get to past mid February without seeing one. A couple of Mistle Thrushes and a Little Grebe were the best of the rest. Unusually Coots well outnumbered Moorhens out on the grass with a good couple of dozen scattered around. They look quite comical running for the water as we approached them. There seem to be fewer Parakeets around at the moment, not sure why but not complaining.

It was raining for most of the way home but had stopped just before the Hungerford junction so I decided to stop for a look at Chilton Foliat. Not much going on with just the usual stuff on the water but in small quantities. Back at work tomorrow so not much will be seen in the next few days either.


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