Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday 14th April

It was bright but overcast during a quick morning visit today.


Whitethroat

6 Goldcrests were noted – with one pair seen carrying lichens to a nest – 6 Nuthatch were seen, 8 Blackcap and 6 Chiff Chaff were singing, a Willow Warbler was singing from the willow in the scrub area by the Inlet, 4 Whitethroats were seen - 1 in the grassland north of the Len, 1 in the brambles next to the steps to the old gardens, and 2 were singing in the scrub area opposite the Inlet – a Reed Warbler was singing in the marsh area, 5 Jays were seen, 3 Pheasants were noted – 2 males were sizing each other up in the grassland north of the Len – 3 Treecreeper were heard, 4 Green Woodpeckers were heard, 2 Stock Doves were seen, and 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming.

Goldcrest

2 Grey Herons and a Kingfisher were seen along the River Len, and birds of particular note on the Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Canada Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, and 2 Mute Swan. The gull flock on the Lake held at least 58 Black-headed Gulls, 7 Common Gulls, and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Also noted were 2 Red-eared Terrapins on the Lakes eastern edge, and 9 Orange Tip butterflies, 1 Comma, and 6 Peacock butterflies were seen.

Robin

6 comments:

Steve said...

Cracking photos Simon, the Whitethroat and Goldcrest are excellent. Another good day you had.

Warren Baker said...

Agree with steve, some very nice photo's today simon. The weather was a bit brighter over at maidstone obviously!

Greenie said...

Simon ,
I can only agree .
Well done .

Mike H said...

Simon

Yet again a superb set of photos. Is there a map available which shows the various areas that you refer to ? ie Jenners Bank, laurel walk? etc.

Mike H said...

Simon

Yet again a superb set of photos. Is there a map available which shows the various areas that you refer to ? ie Jenners Bank, laurel walk? etc.

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Simon.
All I can do is repeat what our fellow Bloggers have said.
Good bird sightings today, nice photo's,and good butterfly count.
Like Mike H said. I know Mote Park, but not the area that you mention. Have you ever thought of trying to make a map of the park yourself?

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