Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday 2nd February

My work today was cancelled due to the heavy snow, so with a free morning ahead of me, I decided to visit the Park. There were lots of people being loud and having fun in the snow, so it was little-wonder why bird sightings were low.

2 Nuthatch were noted, 1 Coal Tit and 6 Goldcrests were seen, a flock of 7 Redwing and 45 Fieldfare were seen flying down onto the playing fields, were seen in the trees in the area of grass in front of Mote House, a Treecreeper was heard by the footbridge, and a Siskin flew low over the Len.

2 Little Grebes, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail were seen along the River Len.

At the feeding area on the Lake were 29 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swans, and the various Mallards and hybrid ducks. On the main area of the Lake and by the boating ramps were 1 Cormorant, 15 Pochards, 8 Tufted Duck, 18 Canada Goose, and 5 Great Crested Grebes. The gull flock on the Lake produced at least 50 Black-headed Gulls and 21 Common Gulls.



Greenie said...

Simon ,
From your picture , you seem to have got away lightly with the snow .
It's 1630 now , and we have got best part of a foot - 30 cms .
Been a lot of loud people around here too .

Warren Baker said...

A Coot! Gimme!

Steve said...

You gets off, what is the world commin' to! You had a better day than I had yesterday by the look of things.Nice Coot by the way,

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