Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday 27th August

I was in the Park this morning to lead a walk with Fred Booth, looking at the trees and birds of Mote Park. 5 people attended the walk, as we looked at the north and eastern areas of the Park.

A Sparrowhawk was seen flying over, 4 Nuthatch were seen, a Treecreeper was heard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, 2 Green Woodpeckers were also heard, 1 Goldcrest gave good views at the top of a Hawthorn, 2 Jays were noted, a Blackcap sang from the Ash by the Waterfall, 2 Kingfishers gave great views along the River Len by the footbridge, a Pheasant could be heard calling from the wet meadow, a Coal Tit sang from the top of a Yew tree by the old Walled Garden, and a flock of House Martin hunted insects over the Lake.

Several Speckled Woods, Small Whites and 1 Common Blue were seen, along with 4 Migrant Hawkers, and 1 Southern Hawker, and in the wet meadow, 2 Slowworm and a young Grass Snake was seen.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Good selection of birds Simon. I think the lake will produce some nice wildfowl this winter, if there is no sailing.

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