Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday 14th November

I had a quick walk around the Lake this morning in the hope that something may have dropped in.

4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, a Bullfinch called from within clump of brambles, 6 Redwing passed over flying south, several Siskin were seen and heard from Alders around the Lake, a Skylark flew south, 2 Jays were seen, and 7 Goldcrest were noted.

Some visitors had indeed dropped in onto the Lake. They came in the form of a pair of Shoveler – the second record of the year. Also of note on the Lake were 5 Tufted Duck and 3 Pochard asleep under a willow on the Lakes northern edge, 10 Great Crested Grebes were seen, 3 Mute Swans and a group of 12 Canada Geese were down at the feeding area, and a group of at least 12 Cormorants were seen. A Mediterranean Gull was amongst the 94 Black-headed Gulls and 41 Common Gulls on the Lake. A Kingfisher gave fleeting views as it shot past several times, and 2 Water Rails were heard calling.

Also noted was a Red Admiral sunning itself on the grass along the Lakes northern edge,


Greenie said...

Simon ,
Not a bad list at all for a 'quick walk around the lake'.
Real struggle today to find/hear anything .

twisden said...

Hi there very nice pix,just to say that i walk through Mote park almost daily,and ,being distressed by the LGV's etc going to Mote House at 30mph,I complained and the 5mph signs were erected from the park and ride entrance!
fame at last.
keep up the excellent work .see us on

Warren Baker said...

A list to be envied there simon, especially the Ducks.

Steve said...

Nice list Simon....must get down there and have a scan for Med Gulls

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