3 Coal Tits called and sang from the Yews along Laurel Walk, a Pied Wagtail gave a few alarm calls as a female Sparrowhawk sped expertly through the canopies of the trees at the top of Jenner’s Bank, whilst a juvenile Sparrowhawk called from the foliage of an Oak by the Old Walled Garden, a Stock Dove was heard in the Alder Carr along the River Len, 9 Goldcrests were watched fluttering amongst the Yews and Wellingtonias along Laurel Walk, a few charms of Goldfinch were seen, 4 Green Woodpeckers were seen, a Chiff Chaff was singing within the Willows at the western end of the River Len, several parties of Long-tailed Tits were noted, 10 Treecreepers were seen – all from various Oaks in the Park, a Nuthatch called from the Alder Carr, 4 Bullfinch were heard, 8 Herring Gulls were seen flying west, a Swallow called as it flew north, 2 Jay were heard, 2 Blackcap could be heard singing, 3 Whitethroats called whilst I walked through the area of rough grassland, a Swift few over the Long Valley, and a cock Pheasant called loudly from the group of Oaks in the centre of the area of rough grassland.
6 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Mute Swans, 71 Canada Geese, 1 Tufted Duck, and the countless Mallards, Moorhens, and Coots were seen on the Lake. There were roughly 14 Black-headed Gulls on the Lake, a Grey Heron stood on a buoy in the centre of the Lake, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on the Lake, and 3 Reed Warblers were heard singing all from the marsh area by the Weir.
Lots of butterflies were spotted, with 13 Speckled Woods, 1 Comma and 2 Holly Blues being seen along the hedges and tree lines, there were lots of Essex Skippers and several Small Skippers, 7 Meadow Brown, and 14 Gatekeepers were seen, and sveral Small and Large Whites were seen. 1 Common Blue Damselfly was seen on the Lake’s north-eastern edge, along the River Len were 6 Banded Demoiselles and 3 Common Darters were seen, and hunting insects in the area of rough grassland were 2 Black-tailed Skimmers.
Also seen was a Red-eared Terrapin basking on a submerged branch on the Lake's eastern edge.