Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday 19th November

It was cloudy, wet, and overcast during my walk this morning.

6 Goldcrests were seen and heard today, several parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen, 2 Pied Wagtails flew over, 8 Jays were seen, several groups of Mistle Thrush were seen, 19 Redwing were seen – 1 decided to sing on top of a Sweet Chestnut, 2 Treecreeper were seen, 2 Green Woodpecker were heard, and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard, 3 Nuthatch called from separate trees, groups of Siskin and Goldfinch could be heard in both wet woodlands, a female Kestrel was observed perched in a Oak, 27 Fieldfare were seen, and a dog caused 60+ Woodpigeon to fly up from beneath the Oaks in the rough grassland.

Present on the Lake were at least 7 Mute Swans, 47 Canada Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of at least 14 Common Gulls, even more Black-headed Gulls, and 1 Herring Gull. In addition to this, 2 Grey Herons were seen, a Water Rail called from along the River Len, and a Cormorant sat on the island next to the Weir.

Grey Heron


Also of note was a Red Admiral that fluttered across my path, and 1 Rabbit.

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