Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday 5th March

I wasn’t able to visit the Park until about 10.30 this morning, and could only really spare 1.5-2 hours as I have plenty of studying to do at the moment. The park is always a lot quieter people-wise at this time of day but, of course, so are the birds! It was a warm sunny morning and I walked the northern side of the River Len and Lake.

Blue Tit

3 Goldcrests were noted, 2 Coal Tit were heard singing, 4 Nuthatch were noted, 4 Treecreeper were singing, 6 Redwing were spotted, 1 Jay was seen, a few Siskin could be heard in the Alders along the Len Valley, the Little Owl was in its usual Oak west of Mote House, a Sparrowhawk was briefly glimpsed, and bird of the day was a Common Buzzard (68) – the first for the park this year - in a thermal flying east along the Len Valley.


3 Grey Herons and a Grey Wagtail were seen along the River Len, a Cormorant was on the island next to the Weir bridge, and of particular note on the Lake were at least 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mute Swan, and 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls had joined the Black-headed and Common Gull flock.



Phil said...

Simon, great to get Buzzard in Mote Park, only had two at New Hythe so far this year. Mind you, who would have thought even that a few years ago.

Warren Baker said...

Well done with the Buzzard Simon, we'll be taking them for granted from now on :-)

Nice Nuthatch Photo, they are tricky little sods to photograph!

Adam said...

Great photos Simon - Blue Tit and Snowdrop very pleasing on the eye!


Greenie said...

Simon ,
Well done with the Buzzard .
I like the colours on the Nuthatch .
First post for ages without mention of Water Rail .

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