12 Jays were seen today, 3 Goldcrests were heard, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, 3 Nuthatch were seen, a flock of 8 Goldfinch flew over whilst I stood on the playing fields, and a Skylark not only decided to fly over, bu also decided to sing its wonderful song, 6 Blackcaps were heard singing, 4 Stock Dove were heard, a Little Owl was seen sitting in an Oak, 6 Green Woodpeckers were seen, 5 Pheasants were heard – with 1 bird giving great views as it puffed it’s chest up, called and flapped it’s wings, 13 Chiff Chaffs were heard singing, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers were heard drumming along thw River Len, 2 Treecreepers were hear singing, and the first Common Whitethroat was seen and heard in the large area of rough grassland.
Birds seen on the Lake were 6 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, a pair of Tuftie, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of roughly 41 Black-headed Gulls, and 10 Common Gulls, and 2 Med Gulls. Also, a Grey Heron and a Kingfisher were seen along the River Len.
Also noted were the first Small Tortoiseshell, and the first Comma butterflies of the year.
Grey Heron footprint