Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday 10th September


A lovely warm sun greeted me this morning, and continued to shine throughout my 2 hour early morning visit.

8 Chiff Chaffs were noted – with 1 individual heard singing - a Goldcrest sang from a Yew along Laurel Walk, a Green Woodpecker called from the area in front of Mote House, 3 Jay were seen, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were with the Black-headed Gulls on the top playing field, 42 Swallows, 3 House Martin, 7 Meadow Pipits, and 3 Cormorants were noted flying over, a Willow Warbler called from the Oaks by the top playing field - only my second record in the Park this year - 4 Nuthatch were heard, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers called, and a lone Pied Wagtail was on the bottom playing field.

On the Lake were Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, a pair of Tufted Duck and a pari of Great crested Grebe, 4 Mute Swans, and a flock of 21 Canada Geese. 5 Black-headed Gulls were on the Lake, 2 Cormorants were fishing in the Lake, a Grey Heron was perched on the eastern edge of the Lake, and 3 Kingfishers were seen around the Lake.

6 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Nice pics Simon,
Lovely fresh greens - almost springlike.

fotoface said...

kingfisher I so wish to get a photo of one, I'm forever trying.

fotoface said...

oh by the way nice blog.

Steve said...

nice pictures Simon

Jim said...

We have had an Osprey over Leeds Castle for the last six days, it heads of to Mote Park in the afternoons.

Simon said...

Cheers for the comments guys.

Thank you very much for Osprey report Jim, I'll be keeping an eye out. Cheers.

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