At least 12 Goldcrests were seen during my visit – the most I have ever noted in 1 visit, 4 Nuthatch were seen, 2 Treecreeper were in an Alder next to the Weir, 2 Chiff Chaff were seen, a flock of Siskin were seen high up in an Alder next to the footbridge, 4 Coal Tits were seen along the top of Jenner’s Bank, a Redwing were heard as it flew south, 3 Jay were seen, 2 Green Woodpecker were noted, and 5 Skylark and 1 Meadow Pipit flew south west.
On the Lake were Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans, and a group of 5 Canada Geese. The gull flock on the Lake held at least 55 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 6 Common Gulls. A Cormorant was perched on the island next to the Weir, a Grey Heron was stood on a submerged branch in the middle of the Lake, and a Kingfisher called from the Horse Chestnuts on the Lake’s eastern edge.
Bird of the day, however, was a CETTI'S WARBLER, which gave a few loud bursts of song from a reedbed on the Pitch & Putt side of the Lake. The first time I have ever recorded this species of warbler in the Park.