Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday 27th September

After a misty start the morning turned out sunny and cool. After receiving my new camera in the post on Thursday I couldn’t wait to try it out during my walk in the Park today.


A flock of 7 Siskins were seen in one of the birch trees on the Pitch & Putt, 2 Coal Tits sang from the Yews along Laurel Walk, 14 Chiff Chaff were noted, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, 3 Green Woodpeckers were seen, a Treecreeper was heard along the River Len, 4 Meadow Pipits were seen and heard flying over, a Jay were seen in an Oak, 2 Grey Wagtails were along the River Len, 6 Nuthatch were heard, a Sparrowhawk was seen over the River Len, a few parties of Long-tailed Tits were seen, 5 Song Thrush were seen flying west with 2 Redwings – the first of the autumn – and 9 Goldcrest were noted.


Long-tailed Tit

Feral Pigeon (on Boat House)

Grey Heron

On the Lake were Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, a pair of Tufted Duck, 7 Great crested Grebes – with 1 pair feeding 2 young!! – 4 Mute Swans and a flock of 12 Canada Geese. 58 Black-headed Gulls and 4 Common Gulls were also on the Lake, 2 Cormorants flew east over the Lake, 2 Grey Herons were seen, a Water Rail ‘screeched’ from the marsh by the mouth of the River Len, 2 Kingfisher were noted – 1 by the Weir, and 1 along the River Len, and a Reed Bunting was heard calling from the western edge of the Lake.

Canada Geese


Mute Swan

Black-headed Gull


Also of note was a Small Copper butterfly, my second in the Park this year.


Warren Baker said...

Money well spent on the camera Simon. well done on the Redwing, I'm still looking.

Greenie said...

Simon ,
You certainly gave the new camera a good work out . Great shots .
Well done with the Redwings .

Steve said...

Looking forward to seeing how you get on with the camera. Got my first Redwings on Sunday....winter's on it's way!

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