The Regent's Park
Chester Road, London, Greater London, NW1 4NR, England, UK.
W: The Regent's Park website 

Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Coastal, lakes and reservoirs, coastal grazing marsh and estuaries.

Food: Invertebrates, small shellfish and aquatic snails.

Voice: Rapid ack, ack, ack.

Season: All year round. All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Shelduck breed in places such as rabbit burrows, tree holes, or haystacks. The young dive under water to avoid predators, while the parents fly away acting as a decoy.

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Teal

Anas crecca

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, wetlands and freshwaters, coastal grazing marsh, estuaries and reedbeds.

Size: Length 20-30 cm (7.9-11.8 in). Wingspan 53-59 cm (21-23 in).

Food: Seeds and small invertebrates.

Voice: ♂ keek as a high-pitched ringing clear whistle. ♀ croak.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A dabbling duck.

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) © photo by Tim Bowman

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Family: Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs and ponds.

Size: Length 46-51 cm (18-20 in). Wingspan 59-73 cm (23-29 in).

Voice: Vrek-vrek-vrek. At night koorrr.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

It has an elaborate mating display that climaxes with a penguin dance. It was hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century. The RSPB was set up to help protect this species.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) © JJ Harrison cc

Pintail

Anas acuta

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, marsh, ponds, saline lagoon and estuaries.

Size: Length ♀ 51-64 cm (20-25 in) ♂ 59-76 cm (23-30 in). Wingspan 80-95 cm (31-37 in).

Food: Plants and invertebrates.

Voice: Trill repeated whistle.

Season: All year round. Wintering and migrants.

Pintail (Anas acuta) © J.M.Garg cc

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Family: Falconidae (Falcons and allies)

Habitat: Farmland, woodland, grassland and heathland.

Size: Length 32-39 cm (13-15 in). Wingspan 65-82 cm (26-32 in).

Food: Small mammals and birds.

Voice: Piercing Kee-kee-kee.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Kestrels hover at a height of about 10-20 metres either by flying into the wind or by soaring using ridge lift before swooping down on their prey.

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) © Andreas Trepte cc

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Family: Anatidae (Swans, ducks and geese)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, wetlands and freshwaters, estuaries and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 125-170 cm (49-67 in).

Food: Water plants, agricultural crop plants, insects and snails.

Voice: Occasional grunting, whistling and snorting.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

One of the heaviest flying birds, 9.2-14.3kg (20-32lb).

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, rivers and streams, estuaries, chalk streams, reedbeds and upland flushes, fens and swamps.

Size: Length 16 centimetres (6.3 in). Wingspan 25 cm (9.8 in).

Food: Fish and aquatic insects.

Voice: Very distinctive high-pitched whistles of tzee or tzee-tee.

Season: All year round. All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Flight is fast, direct and usually low over water.

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) © photo by David Mark
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About

The Regent's Park, generally known as Regent's Park, was established by Henry VIII for use as a hunting ground. Today itextends over 395 acres, 100 acres of whichprovides the largest outdoor sports area in Central London. It also incorporates an Open Air Theatre, the London Zoo,Primrose Hill,and many cafés and restaurants.

Of special note are the Queen Mary's Gardens which display more than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties, as well as the William Andrews Nestfield's Avenue Gardens.

The park and its lakes provide habitats forwild birds anda variety of different species of wildlife as well asthe country's largest free to access waterfowl collection including such species asshelduck, wigeon, gadwall, teal, pintail, shoveler, common pochard, goldeneye, black swans, red-crested pochard, canada and greylag geese, pelicans, moorhen, coot, great-crested grebe and little grebe.

Deck chairs are available for hire from March through to October.

The Royal Parks Foundation is a registered charity that helps improve and maintain the eight Royal Parks. You can adopt flora and fauna, donate and get activly involved. Click the Charity Link for more details.

Access to The Regent's Park is free.


Facilities at The Regent's Park

Café

Restaurant

Toilet

Charity link
http://www.supporttheroyalparks.org/

Places to visit nearby
ZSL London Zoo   0.45 miles (0.73 km)
Regent's Park, Outer Circle, Westminster, Greater London, NW1 4RY, England, UK.
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The ZSL London Zoo

There is a shop selling a wide variety of gifts, books and themed items.

ZSL London Zoo © Photo by Mathias Appel

Camley Street Natural Park   1.18 miles (1.90 km)
Camley Street Natural Park, Camley Street, London, Greater London, N1C 4PW, England, UK.
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Camley Street Natural Park is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by London Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the ...

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British Museum   1.34 miles (2.16 km)
Great Russell St, Covent Garden, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG, England, UK.
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The British Museum illustrates and documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present with a permanent collection of around 8 million works ...

British Museum © cc

Royal Academy of Arts   1.46 miles (2.35 km)
Burlington House Piccadilly, London, Greater London, W1J 0BD, England, UK.
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The Royal Academy of Arts, is an independent, privately funded institution and registered charity led by artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, ...

Royal Academy of Arts ©

Greville Place Reserve   1.56 miles (2.52 km)
Greville Place Reserve, Greville Place, London, Greater London, W9 1QA, England, UK.
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Greville Place Reserve is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by London Wildlife Trust.

Many species can be observed over the course of the year.

Greville Place Reserve © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

Hyde Park   1.57 miles (2.52 km)
Westminster, London, Greater London, W2 2UH, England, UK.
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Hyde Park, was opened to the public by Charles I in 1637.

Hyde Park © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr

National Portrait Gallery   1.72 miles (2.76 km)
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, Greater London, WC2H 0HE, England, UK.
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The National Portrait Gallery opened in 1856 and was the first portrait art gallery in the world.

National Portrait Gallery © Han cc

Places to stay nearby
Melia White House   0.59 miles (0.95 km)
Albany St, Regents Park NW1 3UP
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Melia White House

The Landmark London   0.70 miles (1.12 km)
Marylebone Rd NW1 6JQ
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The Landmark London

Holiday Inn London - Regents Park   0.73 miles (1.17 km)
Carburton St, Regents Park W1W 5EE
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Holiday Inn London - Regents Park

Holiday Inn London Camden Lock   0.78 miles (1.26 km)
Jamestown Rd, Camden Lock NW1 7BY
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Holiday Inn London Camden Lock

The Mandeville Hotel   0.95 miles (1.53 km)
Mandeville Place W1U 2BE
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The Mandeville Hotel

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