Saturday, October 04, 2008

Saturday 4th October

A low mist and a light frost greeted me this morning on my first visit of the month.

2 Nuthatch were heard calling from the Jenner’s Bank area, 2 Green Woodpecker were seen as they flew up from the ground, a flock of at least 23 Siskins were seen in one of the Alders on the northern edge of the Lake, 5 Goldcrest were noted throughout the visit, a Coal Tit sang from a Yew along Laurel Walk, a Treecreeper was located high up in the canopy of an Alder, 3 Chiff Chaffs were noted, 2 Skylark called as they flew south over the playing fields, 4 Redwing flew west, 3 Jay were seen, and a Mistle Thrush was noted singing.

Feral Pigeon

On the Lake were Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans and a flock of 8 Canada Geese. 76 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 4 Common Gulls were seen on the Lake and playing fields, 3 Cormorants flew onto the Lake, a Grey Heron was seen flying low over the Lake, a Water Rail ‘screeched’ from the marsh by the mouth of the River Len, a Kingfisher were seen by the Weir, and a Grey Wagtail was seen along the River Len.

Drake Mallard

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