Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday 26th April

It was a gorgeous warm and sunny morning today, with a pleasant light southerly wind.

5 Nuthatch were heard singing, 4 Pheasant called, 13 Blackcaps, 9 Chiff Chaffs, and 20 Whitethroat were heard singing, 3 Stock Dove were heard, my first Cuckoo of the year flew across my path as I walked through the large area of rough grassland, 2 Green Woodpeckers were heard, a Grey Heron was seen flying south, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, a Coal Tit sang from a Larch on the Park’s eastern boundary, a Goldcrest sang from an Alder by the Model Boat platform, 2 Treecreeper were seen in the Alder Carr, a Linnet called as it flew over west, a Cormorant flew south, and a Little Owl was seen perched on a bough of an Oak.


Birds seen on the Lake were 4 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swans, 4 Tuftie, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. There were roughly 14 Black-headed Gulls on the Lake, and 8 Reed Warblers were heard singing around the perimeter of the Lake.

Also of note was a Comma seen on a Cherry on the Golf Course, my first Speckled Wood of the year was seen on a Hawthorn, and the Wild Garlic are blooming on the edge of the River Len.

Speckled Wood


Warren Baker said...

Cuckoo at last then simon, well done. nice speckled wood shot.

Steve said...

Snap, got my first Speckled Wood today too. I went back later in the day and also saw my first Grizzled skipper of the year - so I have updated my blog with a ropey photo!
Nice pic of SW btw

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