Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday 25th April

I was leading a walk in the park this morning. 7 people turned up and we all got wet during a long April shower!

Some good birds were seen and it was great to catch up with summer migrants such as Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Common Whitethroat and Reed Warbler. 2 Willow Warbler were heard singing, and quite a few Chiff Chaff and Blackcap were singing too. 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming, a Green Woodpecker was heard, at least 5 Nuthatch were noted, 4 Treecreeper were seen, 3 Jay were seen, 4 Goldcrest were heard, a Pied Wagtail was seen on the northern edge of the lake, and a male Reed Bunting was found perched in the White Poplar on the Golf Course.

Of note on the Lake were at least 7 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Tuftie, and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. 5 Grey Herons were seen around the park and 3 Cormorants were seen around the Lake.


Warren Baker said...

you 7 followers can't be disappointed with that little lot Simon. :-)

Greenie said...

Simon ,
If you can repeat those finds on your Dawn Chorus walk , there will be some very happy people .
Well done .

Steve said...

Sounds like a good mornning Simon

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Simon.
7 or 70, it is good of you to give up your time to bring joy to the visiting party of nature lovers.

Redgannet said...

Hi Simon,
Thank you for the walk. It was good to meet you properly after enjoying your blog for so long.

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