20+ Siskin were in the Alders along the River Len, 7 Goldcrests were seen, 2 Nuthatch were spotted amongst a mixed feeding flock, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called from an Oak, 3 Jay were seen, 2 Treecreepers were seen along the River Len, a Bullfinch called from within a Holly, a Skylark flew north, and as I walked along the edge of the Alder Carr along the River Len a WOODCOCK flew up from just a few paces in front of me, zigzagging between the trees in the direction of the steep bramble covered bank – the first time I have ever encountered this bird in the Park.
Birds of particular note on the Lake were 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, and 6 Cormorants. The gull flock on the Lake was rather small compared to what it usually is at this time of year, consisting of 36 Black-headed Gulls and 10 Common Gulls. Along the River Len were 2 Grey Herons, a Little Grebe, and a Kingfisher.
1 Pochard & 3 Tufties