WORTH PARK FRIENDS
© Worth Park Friends 2019

Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:

Thursday 21st March 2019 - 11:30 to 12:30 It was a grey, mild morning and pleasantly still after the recent stormy weather. One of the Great Crested Grebes  is sitting on a nest while the other one is staying nearby. A Coot  is sitting on a nest. It is good to see them back and breeding. The appearance of baby Egyptian Geese  has been reported at Pulborough. So, we were hopeful that we might find some in the park. But we did not find any. Only one Egyptian Goose was visible. So maybe the other one is still on a nest or hiding with the goslings. In the past ours have been the earliest recorded breeding Egyptian Geese in Sussex - but not this year. The Long-tailed Tit  nest looks like it has been attacked. We will check on it again in case they repair it. A Kingfisher  appeared briefly. A Goldcrest  was feeding out in the open in a tree with a group of Goldfinches . Most unusually we did not see a single gull throughout our visit. A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .