Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday 29th October

It felt mild during today’s mid-morning walk.

4 Goldcrests were heard during the visit, 5 Jays were seen, 2 Green Woodpeckers were heard, at least 13 Redwing noted, whilst by the wet woodland along the Len several calls from Siskin were heard, 2 Skylark and 1 Meadow Pipit was heard over the fields, and a Nuthatch called from an Oak in front of Mote House.

On the Lake there were at least 5 Mute Swans – one of which being a juvenile, 59 Canada Geese, a pair of Shoveler, and 2 Great Crested Grebes, there were also countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of at least 12 Common Gulls, lots of Back-headed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 3 Herring Gulls. In addition to this, a Grey Heron fished on the Lake’s western edge.

Also of note was the resident tailless Grey Squirrel.

(Tailless) Grey Squirrel


Steve said...

No sightings of Siskin yet for me this year. Going to have a real go this weekend as there seems to be so many around.

Simon said...

Good luck, mate. There seems to have been a lot of birds recorded so far this autumn.

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