Saturday, March 07, 2009

Saturday 7th March

After a grey start to the morning the Sun eventually broke through and produced another glorious spring day.

6 Goldcrests were noted, 5 Green Woodpecker were seen, at least 15 Siskin were seen, 2 Jay were by the Old Walled Garden, 4 Nuthatch were heard calling, 6 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming, 2 Treecreepers were heard singing, a Coal Tit was spotted in an Alder along the River Len, 2 Sparrowhawk flew over by the old carriage bridge, a male Bullfinch showed briefly as it flew across Laurel Walk, and 2 Stock Dove were heard. A Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Kingfisher were seen along the River Len, and a Cormorant was perched on the island next to the Weir.

Mistle Thrush

Birds of particular note on the Lake were 7 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Tufted Duck, 9 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese - the second time I have recorded these in the Park - and 2 Mute Swans.

The gull flock contained at least 147 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Herring Gull, at least 54 Common Gulls and at least 12 Mediterranean Gulls.

Also noted were the first Daffodils flowering.

Long-tailed Tit


Greenie said...

Simon ,
The Honey Bee / Snowdrop shot is great .
Really like the L.T Tit too .

Steve said...

Excellent pictures Simon but I missed the Barnacles.

Mike H said...

Great photos yet again Simon. Shame to have missed out on the Barnacles though.

Steve said...

Just catching up with your blog Simon. Some really good photos over the last few posts.

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