Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tuesday 4th November

It was wet underfoot during my walk this morning, with an overcast sky and hardly any breeze making the temperature feel quite mild.

At least 5 Goldcrests were noted, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen, 23+ Siskin were seen in the Alders along the River Len, a Skylark called as it passed over the rough grassland, a Grey Wagtail flew over the River Len, a Jay was seen collecting acorns in the area in front of Mote House, a few parties of Long-tailed Tit were noted, a Coal Tit called from the group of Larch trees on the Parks eastern boundary, and at least 8 Redwing were noted passing through.


On the Lake were Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, 1 Tufted Duck,15 Great Crested Grebes – the highest number seen at one time - 6 Mute Swans flew onto the Lake, a flock of 13 Canada Geese were by the boating ramps, and a group of at least 23 Cormorants were patrolling the Lake – the highest number seen at one time. The gull flock on the Lake included at least 58 Black-headed Gulls and 7 Common Gulls, and a Kingfisher flashed along the Lake’s eastern edge.

An abandoned canoe!


Warren Baker said...

Simon, you could send some of those G C Grebes over!

Dave Jordan said...

Hi Simon
What happened to the canoeist not pike grub I hope.
Nice site will be doing the rounds and will be visiting again
Kind regards
Dave Jordan

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