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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Saturday 06-08-2022 - 07:45 to 09:45  The first bird we saw as we stepped out was a Grey Heron flying ahead of us  towards the park.  It was nice and cool being out early. There was a clear blue sky and the sun was  beginning to warm the dozing birds around the lake.  A second brood of Egyptian Geese had been reported yesterday. We saw 8 very  cute, young goslings with their parents.  There are about 50 Canada Geese; the juvenile birds are almost as big and the  same colouring as the adults.  The Swan, a Cormorant and a Grey Heron were sat together on the edge of an  island.  The water level is quite low; but not as low as it has been in the past. You can just  see the foundation of the small Pulhamite island above the water line. We hardly saw any small birds.  The grasses in the meadow have been cut. The flowers on the wild flower strips  have mostly gone over. They are being left so that their seeds can be used again for  next year.  During the week we had enjoyed a very good talk from Steve as part of the Love  Your Park scheme. He showed and explained what they are doing to improve  sustainable planting and improve sources for pollinators.  A full list and count of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.
Heron in flight over Worth Park lake, photo: Ingrid Payne