Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On Saturday (17th), I had been asked to help oversee the de-silting of the Old Pond in Mote Park, the favourite feeding ground for Water Rails, Little Egret, and on some occasions Snipe, Jack Snipe, and Green Sandpiper. I couldn't miss this opportunity!

During what was a showery morning, the process went very smoothly, and the animals that call it home should be relatively unaffected. The park is certainly going through some exciting changes at the moment and more photos will be added over future posts.

I was in the park for the whole morning, and its was fantastic to hear the first singing Chiffchaffs of the year! Also noted was a Kingfisher by the Waterfall - a brilliant record - 4 Treecreepers, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Stock Doves, and 4 Goldcrests. Several Med Gulls were noted flying over throughout the morning.

For those interested, I have added 2 walks for the spring on my events page, more will follow in due course. All events are free but booking is essential.

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