WORTH PARK FRIENDS
© Worth Park Friends 2018
Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Friday 14th September 2018 - 12:30 to 14:30 Autumn is coming. Leaves are falling and hopping across the ground pretending to be birds. Squirrels are busy harvesting acorns and nuts. To begin with I only saw lots of Magpies , Woodpigeons  and Squirrels . In the meadow four Magpies were harassing a Squirrel that had found some food that they wanted. They circled around it - taking it in turns to peck its tail and try to snatch the food. The muggling and the dancing went on for some time until a pair of Crows  flew in and drove them all away. The only Goose  was an Egyptian  on one of the islands. There was no sign of any of the Great Crested Grebes. There were a few Mallard  and Moorhens  but still no Coots. Things picked up later. A Kingfisher  flew up from the bank as I walked past and perched on a bush giving great views. Then a pretty Grey Wagtail  appeared and posed on a twig in the water. As I was leaving the lake two hirundines flew fast overhead. They might have been House Martins which would have been a new species for my list. But I was not quick enough to confirm - so they must remain a future possibility. A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .