Friday 06-05-2022 - 11:00 to 13:00It was a lovely warm sunny morning. The park is looking beautiful - very lush and green and rich with colourful flowers and blossoms.We have not been able to visit for a couple of weeks. We have heard about the new arrivals. It was good to catch up and see them if they are a little older.There were two groups of 6 and 8 Canada goslings. The 2 Egyptian goslings are now nearly as big as their parents and are taking on their adult plumage. There are 3 baby Moorhens, 3 baby Coots and 3 Mallard ducklings. A Common Buzzard was soaring high above the park.I thought I glimpsed a Swift flying along the top of the trees; but I didn't count it.There were at least 4 large Terrapins hauled out on trees in the water.A full list and count of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.
Canada Gosling, photo: Tom Howard-Jones, 6th May 2022
One of the Canada Goose families, photo:Tom Howard-Jones, 6th May 2022