Monday, October 10, 2011

Unfortunately this post may be my last for quite a while! From tomorrow, I will be starting a 6 month residential volunteer warden post with the RSPB at Northward Hill and Cliffe, so any visits I do make to Mote Park will probably be few and far between.

Cloudy with a little bit of sunshine today during my visit around the park. The temperature was warm anough to encourage a Red Admiral out, which was seen by the Georgian Steps.

9 Jays were noted throughout the visit, 1 Green Woodpecker was heard, 2 Nuthatches were calling, 7 Goldcrests were found, 5 Siskin were noted, and a Meadow Pipit was heard and then seen flying east over the Len valley - a first for the year, making it 2 firsts for the year in 2 consecutive days!!!

Grey Heron

Of particular note on the Lake were 11 Mute Swans, 4 Tufties, 3 Great Crested Grebes, and a Grey Heron was stood on the golf course side of the Lake. The Shoveler which was found yesterday was not present today.


Alan Pavey said...

Hi Simon, forgot to say well done with the Shoveler, would be a nice addition to the year here :-)

Warren Baker said...

Good luck with the volunteering Simon. Have fun!!

Greenie said...

Simon ,
All the best with the posting , could have made it a warmer time of year though .
Might bump in to you down there .

Redgannet said...

Good luck with the wardening.

Mike H said...

Good luck with the new location Simon their gain will be our loss.

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