Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Greylag Geese

A late morning wander today in wonderful sunshine saw a pair of Greylag Geese flying east over Mote Park - species number 80 for the year!!! (Note: there is a resident domestic/farmland Greylag Goose on the Lake in the park which I do not count.)

Song Thrush

11 Blackcaps and 3 Chiffchaffs were singing, 3 Goldcrests were singing, 2 Green Woodpeckers were noted, 1 Willow Warbler was singing, 12 Whitethroats were singing in the grassland areas, 2 Pheasants called, a Stock Dove was heard, and a Treecreeper was heard singing.

Grey Heron

8 Reed Warblers were noted singing around the Lake, 2 Grey Herons were fishing, 3 Cormorants wer seen, a Common Sanpiper was in the bay of the Lake by the Waterfall, a pair of Tufties were present on the Lake, and 12 Mute Swans were counted. At least 46 Black-headed Gulls were present on the Lake.

Mute Swan

9 Holly Blues, 3 Orange-tips, 2 Green-veined Whites, 6 Small Whites, 5 Speckled Woods and a Peacock - the first of the year - was seen.


Mike H said...

Hi Simon,

Saw 3 Common Sands in the park today.Between 12 and 1 pm. One in the bay below the dead tree just along the bank from the waterfall which flew when disturbed by a Coot along to the end under the Willows. The other two were at the other end of the lake under an overhanging tree opposite where the model boats are and people overfeed the ducks.


Scott said...

Hi there,

I was in Richard Tilley's group of students that you showed round Yalding the other day, I have to say I really enjoyed it and found it very informative.

Your blog is also very interesting to read and quite helpful too! I may have to come along for the Mote Park dawn chorus bird walk!


Simon said...

Thanks Mike!

Hi Scott, I'm pleased you liked the walk around Yalding, it was nice to meet you! Maybe see you on the dawn walk... Cheers!

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