Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tuesday 2nd December

It was bright and frosty during my walk this morning.

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


Warren Baker said...

Pochard! Tufties! AND a Woodcock.Ive only had one record of the first two species, and I need the latter for my patch list. Well done Simon. Nice Robin pic. too.

John Young said...

Nice wintery Robin shot, Simon. Bet the Woodcock made you jump!

Steve said...

well done with the Woodcock Simon and some really nice pictures too

Steve said...

Nice variety you saw, a couple of weeks ago there were stacks of gulls. I've nver seen a Woodcock there though, nice spot.

Simon said...

Thanks for the comments guys, really appreciated.

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