Some good birds were seen during the visit. 7 Goldcrests were noted, at least 5 Chiff Chaff were found, 3 Treecreeper were seen and heard, 6 Nuthatch were seen, 3 Green Woodpecker were seen, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were in the trees between the 2 bridges along the Len, a Pied Wagtail was seen on the Old Kent Showground (the top playing field), 6 Jay were seen, 2 Coal Tits were seen, and 3 Bullfinch were found along Laurel Walk.
2 Kingfishers were heard along the River Len, a Grey Wagtail called as it flew east over the Lake, 2 Cormorants were seen flying north, 2 Grey Herons were around the Lake, and, bird of the day, a Cetti’s Warbler could be heard singing its loud distinctive song from the scrub and reeds on the Golf Course side of the Lake – a first for the year, my second record in the Park and third ever recorded in the park since they colonised Britain. On the Lake were at least 8 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Mute Swans, 16 Canada Geese, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and at least 17 Black-headed Gulls were noted – a further 32 were on the playing fields.
A Dryad's Saddle fungus was growing on a Beech log along Laurel Walk, and several Small White and Speckled Wood butterflies were also seen.