© Worth Park Friends 2022
Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Tuesday 02-11-2021 - 10:15 to 12:30 There was a hint of frost first thing. By the time we started our walk, slightly confused by the clocks going back, it was bright and sunny with a brilliant blue sky. The colours were wonderful. It was striking how many gulls there were - over 40 Black-headed and several Herring . There were also many more Mallard . They are coming back to their winter quarters after breeding and moulting. Both Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush were eating the berries on the yew trees. There were two Cormorants , an adult and a juvenile, in the trees on the main island. It was good to see more small birds: Goldcrest and Nuthatch in particular. Congratulations to Steve , Tom and the garden team on winning a Green Flag Award for the third consecutive year. Worth Park was also given a Heritage Green Site Accreditation . The SOS Sussex Bird Report for 2020 has just been published. Our Egyptian Geese get a mention "the first goslings were seen in late winter, with six at Midhurst on 13 February and nine at Crawley on the 19th". A full list of birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
Black-headed Gull, photo: Ingrid Payne