Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday 29th January

I was doing the monthly count at Sevenoaks Wildlife Trust Reserve this morning and couldn't get into Mote Park until 3 o'clock this afternoon. The weather hadn't brightened up since first thing and was still cloudy and cold.


3 Cormorants flew west, 2 Herring Gulls flew north, 5 Goldcrest were noted, a Firecrest was found in the ivy-clad trees by the Waterfall - a first for the year - a few Siskin were heard, 2 Treecreeper were heard, a Nuthatch was calling in Alders by the Lower Bridge, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was also seen in trees along the River Len. 2 Great Crested Grebes and a pair of Pochard were the highlights on the Lake.


Adam said...

Nice one Simon - the sort of bird that brightens up a day like today!


Alan Pavey said...

Good find Simon, always a pleasure to get Firecrest on the year list :-)

Warren Baker said...

Been scanning Goldcrests all month to find a Firecrest Simon, no luck yet, well done on yours mate!

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