5 Goldcrests were found, 2 Treecreeper were noted, a Coal Tit sang along Laurel Walk, 2 Nuthatch were seen, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were noted, Bullfinch called from within the scrub around the Waterfall, at least 8 Redwing were seen, 3 Green Woodpeckers were noted, a flock of 16 Siskin were moving through the Alders by the footbridge along the Len, and 6 Jay were seen.
A drake Teal, 2 Water Rails, and a Little Egret were in the Pond area opposite the Waterfall, and 3 Grey Herons, 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe and 1 drake Teal were spotted along the River Len.
At least 28 Pochards remained on the Lake along with 12 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebes were also on the Lake, 2 Mute Swan were by the boating ramps, 3 Cormorants were present and 2 Little Grebe were catching food in the sheltered bay by the Waterfall. The gull flock consisted of at least 39 Black-headed Gulls and 8 Common Gulls.
A chat with a local birder revealed he had seen a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in trees along the River Len during a lunchtime walk last week. Its a relief to know that they have been spotted recently - they have become increasingly difficult to find in the park in recent years.