Lots of Blackcap and Whitethroat were heard singing, just a handful of Chiff Chaffs were heard singing, a male Linnet sang from a Hawthorn, a Nuthatch sang from an Oak on Jenner’s Bank, 2 Treecreeper were heard singing in the Alder Carr, 3 Stock Dove were seen, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard drumming, 3 Pheasants called, 3 Green Woodpeckers were heard, a Goldcrest was heard, and 3 Jay were seen.
Birds seen on the Lake were 4 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swans, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Shelduck, a Cormorant, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. There were 6 Black-headed Gulls on the Lake, a Common Tern was observed fishing and then perched on a buoy - fantastic, my second ever record in the Park, a Grey Heron was seen along the Len, a Reed Bunting was heard singing from the reedbed on the Golf Course side of the Lake, 2 Swifts hunted insects over the Lake, and lots of Reed Warblers were heard singing around the perimeter of the Lake.
Also of note were lots of Orange-tip butterflies, several Speckled Wood and a few Small Whites were seen, Red Campion is now in flower, and the tents and stages for this weekends Radio 1’s Big Weekend have now been set up.
Radio 1 tent