Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tower 42 Migration Watch

http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/Portals/0/News/tabid/71/mid/414/newsid414/188/Default.aspx


Up on the tower again as part of the Tower 42 Bird Study Group. Total sightings included 1 Red Kite, 2-3 Common Buzzard (pic 3), 2 Sparrowhawk and several Peregrines (pic 1). Perhaps most surprising sighting was a Painted Lady butterly, fluttering around the top at 600ft- very early!

We are attempting to co-ordinate the sightings of migrating birds between Beddington Farmlands and central London. Johnny, positioned at the farmlands, reported very little in the way of visible migration from that position.
Links on the Tower 42 Bird Study Group: http://peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.com/2010/04/extreme-urban-birding.html

7 comments:

Razboynik said...

That's an impressive list of birds of prey.

Razboynik said...

Mind you, with all those feral pigeons, there is plenty of food...

Peter Alfrey said...

Not so many pigeons left now

Lee Dingain said...

Excellent photos Mr Alfrey! Looking forward to the Osprey and Crane that'll fly over next Wednesday!

Peter Alfrey said...

See you there!

lozandtanz said...

Nice project - takes me back - i saw that tower being built from Mincing Lane, finally being put to decent use ! I wonder if they will let me up the Post Office Tower in Brum ! Keep up the good work..........

Peter Alfrey said...

Just need to plant some trees and shrubs up the top now for some passerine migrants.