Mistle Thrush1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Green Woodpecker were seen, 3 Treecreeper were singing, 3 Goldcrest were noted, 1 Nuthatch was heard singing, a Coal Tit sang from a yew along Laurel Walk, 1 Pheasant called from the rough grassland north of the River Len, 2 Pied Wagtails were seen hunting insects in the parkland west of Mote House, a pair of Linnets were courting in the Old Cattle Area (largest area of rough grassland), and a Sparrowhawk was seen over Jenner's Bank. 4 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 13 Whitethroats were singing.
Blackcap6 Reed Warblers were singing around the Lake, a Grey Heron called from the 'marsh' where the Len enters the Lake, a Cormorant was perched on the island next to the Weir bridge, and of particular note on the Lake were 5 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Mute Swan, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and at least 34 Black-headed Gulls. 2 Herring Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 6 Black-headed Gulls flew north. A pair of Canada Geese were seen with youngsters.
Canada Geese GoslingsThere will be no visit tomorrow due to my new part-time job working hours.