Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sunday 8th April

It was lovely sunny morning on today’s visit between 8.10am and 9.50am.

A Great Spotted Woodpeckers drummed on one of the Larches along Laurel Walk. A Blackcap sang at the Park & Ride entrance. A Chiff Chaff sang from behind the Park & Ride. A Pheasant called from the Wet Woodland. A Cormorant sat on the ‘Cormorant’ Island. A Chiff Chaff sang from Len Wood. A cock Pheasant and a pair of Jays were in the East Hedge. A Pheasant called from Len Wood. A Great Spotted Woodpecker drummed in the large Alder in the Bog. A pair of Green Woodpeckers and a Great Spotted Woodpecker sat in the large Sweet Chestnut on Jenner’s Bank

A scan of the Lake produced 4 Great Crested Grebes, and 7 Mute Swans, together with the usual Canada Geese, Mallard, Coots and Moorhens. There was a flock of Black Headed Gulls and Common Gulls also on the Lake.

A total of 6 Chiff Chaffs and 2 Blackcaps were singing throughout the visit. There were still lots of fry in the Len by the ‘Kingfisher’ Bridge, and there was a total of 8 Grey Herons around the Len. The first Peacock butterfly was seen.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Simon, the migrants are slowly arriving. I have had Willow Warbler at New Hythe yesterday and today so on their way to Mote Park!

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