Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday 20th October

Today is my Uni's graduation day at the Royal Albert Hall - this equals no lectures, and this meant I could get out into Mote Park!!! It was a beautiful autumnal morning to be out!

Sugar Maple - beginning to turn its stunning autumnal colours

6 Goldcrest were calling, 3 Treecreeper were noted, 2 Nuthatch were feeding in the large Oak west of Mote House, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called, 6 Jay were seen, a Siskin called whilst I stood on the Weir bridge, c23 Redwing were noted, 3 seperate flocks of Fieldfare passed west along the Len Valley totalling 56 individuals were seen, and it was interesting to see a couple of flocks of Starlings passing west over the Len Valley as well.

The Lake was pretty quiet really, with the best bird being a winter-plumaged adult Med Gull which was with the Black-headed Gulls on the eastern stretch of the Lake viewable from the Weir bridge. A Cormorant flew east over the park.


Warren Baker said...

good goldcrest count Simon, they are everywhere at the moment !

Greenie said...

Simon ,
So you've got the Winter Thrushes as well .
Seems it's just me who's missing out .
You made the most of your day , I suppose you won't have it off in 2years time ?

Ken. said...

Hi Simon.
Some nice birds seen and heard.Always good to see the winter thrushes back.

Next Event - TBA