Saturday, February 09, 2008

Saturday 9th February

It was a beautiful day today. The Sun made the temperature very mild.

5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen and heard, a Coal Tit were heard singing from a Yew, 3 Treecreepers were heard calling, 2 Goldcrests were heard singing, a Stock Dove called from the Alder wood along the River Len, Siskin could be heard calling from Alders by the large reedbed by the Weir. However, birds of the day were a pair of Common Buzzards circling in a thermal above the Park heading north towards the North Downs.

On the Lake were 2 Mute Swans, 27 Canada Geese, 9 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of at least 29 Common Gulls, about 73 Black-headed Gulls, and the winter plumaged adult Mediterranean Gull. Also, in addition to these birds, a Grey Heron stood along the banks of the River Len.

(From left to right): Med Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull

1 comment:

Steve said...

Some nice sightings today Simon - i haven't had Buzzard or Med Gull on my patch yet over here

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