Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday 16th February

It was mild and sunny this morning with a just a few scattered clouds in the sky. I only had the time to visit the eastern section of the Park today, covering the River Len and its surrounding grassland, plus the Old Walled Garden and Laurel Walk.

4 Bullfinch were seen, 2 Nuthatch were heard calling, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were noted, 3 Green Woodpeckers were seen, a Kestrel was seen hunting in the grassland north of the River Len, 4 Coal Tits were heard singing, 8 Siskin flew through the Alder Carr along the Len, a female Sparrowhawk flew over, 2 Jays were heard, and 5 Goldcrests were seen.

Female Green Woodpecker

2 Little Grebes were noted along the Len, 2 Kingfishers were heard calling from between the 2 bridges along the Len, and 3 Grey Herons were seen.

Also noted were the remains of a Freshwater Mussel on the edge of the River Len. Could this be signs of an Otter? They were recorded a couple of miles away a month ago!


Warren Baker said...

Otters! that would be well cool. Get that camera ready Simon!

Ken said...

A Otter in the area would be cool Simon. Nice pic of the Green W/Pecker.

MaineBirder said...

Great photo of the Green Woodpecker!

Mike said...

Yes i agree with the others a otter would be great and again another great photo.
Where would one look for the bullfinch as its been quite some time since ive seen one?

Steve said...

There was one seen a few months back along the Medway near Aylesford.....keep 'em peeled

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