Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday 11th September

I have been away on holiday in Norway so have been unable to visit the park lately. I did manage to visit the park this afternoon.

The most obvious bird seen were House Martins, with an estimated 60+ flying around the Lake and surrounding vegetation, together with a few Swallows. Unsurprisingly for the time of the day, very few birds were being vocal; several Chiff Chaffs could be heard from the hedgerows, 2 Nuthatch were heard calling, a Treecreeper called, a Great Spoted Woodpecker was calling along the Len Valley, and 4 Goldcrest were heard. It was fantastic to also hear a Kingfisher calling along the River Len, as I personally have not seen one since the beginning of the year.

A Grey Heron flew east, 2 Cormorants were on the island next to the Weir bridge, and there is an evident increase in Canada Geese numbers.

Several Migrant Hawker dragonflies were seen, and a few Gatekeepers were noted too.

1 comment:

Greenie said...

Simon ,
Always great to find a Kingfisher .
I haven't seen a Gatekeeper for a couple of weeks now .

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