Monday, May 02, 2011

Another beautiful sunny day today for my lunchtime visit to Mote Park. The wind from the north-east was very stong, making conditions for finding wildlife very difficult.


11 Blackcaps were recorded, 5 Chiffchaffs were singing, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called, 2 Nuthatch were noted, a Treecreeper was heard, 4 Goldcrest were singing, a Coal Tit was singing from the Old Gardens (yew wood east of Mote House), a Swallow flew north over the grassland north of the River Len, 2 Pheasants called, 13 Whitethroats were singing in the rough grassland areas, 3 Herring Gull flew east, and 3 Stock Doves were seen.

Grey Heron

2 Grey Herons were seen - 1 fishing on the Lake's eatsern edge and the other flying into the Len Valley after flying in from the south of the park - 2 Cormormants were seen, 6 Reed Warblers were singing, and 12 Mute Swan and 7 Great Crested Grebes continue to be seen on the Lake. The gull flock consisted 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 58 Black-headed Gulls.

Great Crested Grebes

2 Holly Blues, 8 Speckled Woods, 3 Orange-tips, 4 Green-veined Whites, and 3 Small Whites were also seen.

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