Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday 26th January

I could only manage a quick, short late morning walk today. What a gorgeous day it was? A clear blue sky and a warming Sun.

It was interesting to see the local 2 pairs of Mute Swans beginning to get territorial. The males, in all their beauty, pursueing their potential mates around the western end of the Lake. Also on the Lake was 3 Great Crested Grebes, 28 Canada Geese, a pair of Tufted Duck, 16 Pochards, and the resident Mallards, Coots and Moorhens.

Siskin were heard calling from Alders by the Pond opposite the Waterfall, a pair of Grey Wagtail were feeding around the Waterfall, a Great Spotted Woodpecker was hared drumming by the main car park, a Green Woodpecker was called, and 2 Treecreeper and 1 Goldcrest were also heard.

A local fisherman explained to me that a Little Egret was perched with 2 Grey Herons in the dead Alder by the large reedbed opposite the Weir. I wish I had the time to visit yesterday! That would have been a first for me, and the Park records!


Warren Baker said...

Unlucky on the Egret Simon. I bet its your next patch tick !

Steve said...

That is sods law Tawny owl followed by your Little'll get it when you least expect it.

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