Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday 20th December
My walk this morning around a snowy Mote Park was in lovely sunshine. I love how the snow 'sticks' to the trunks and branches, however this makes life difficult for the birds and today they were very quiet.
4 Goldcrest were heard, a few Long-tailed Tits were noted, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen, a Green Woodpecker was seen being chased by a female Sparrowhawk, a Redpoll was heard, at least 12 Siskin were noted, 2 Jay were seen, 7 Cormorant flew east, 2 female Pheasants were flushed, 3 Snipe flew over the Old Burning Yard as I passed, a Grey Wagtail was seen on the edge of the Inlet, and a few Redwing were noted.
View of Lake from the Inlet
(Mote House can be seen at the back of the photo)
The Old Pond held 1 Snipe and 3 Moorhen. Waterfowl of particular note on the Lake were 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, and 6 Mute Swan.