A Treecreeper called from the largest Wellingtonia along Laurel Walk, 9 Goldcrests were noted, 2 Nuthatch called during the visit, 2 Pheasants called from the Len Valley, a flock of 18 Lesser Redpoll were feeding in a Silver Birch on the Golf Course, a total of 19 Siskin were seen throughout the visit, 2 Green Woodpeckers were heard, 3 Jays were seen busy collecting food, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called from the Balsam Poplars by the marsh area, and a Ring-necked Parakeet - the second record this year - was seen flying around the Oaks on the edge of the Railway Line. A bit of visible migration watching on the Old Showground (top playing field) produced 6 Meadow Pipits, 2 Skylark, 5 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 4 Chaffinch, c15 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, lots of Woodpigeon, and at least 24 Redwing.
A Grey Heron Cormorant were stood on one of the smaller islands of the Lake, a Cetti’s Warbler sang infrequently from a reedbed on the golf course side of the Lake, a Water Rail screeched from the marsh area, and 2 Grey Wagtails were seen – 1 by the Inlet, the other on the old boating ramps. Out on the Lake itself were at least 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swans, 57 Canada Geese, 14 Shoveler, 1 drake Pochard, and 4 Tufties. The gull flock consisted of at least 126 Black-headed Gulls and 10 Common Gulls.