© Worth Park Friends 2024

Our members Tom and Chris Howard-Jones wrote:

Coot with young, Photo: Tom Howard-Jones 20th May 2023
A warm sunny day with a gentle fresh breeze. The park is very green and lush - making it difficult to see the small birds. It is baby time on the lake . The Egyptian Geese have (another?) brood with about 11 goslings. There is a crèche of 14 or more Canada goslings. The Mallard ducklings are nearly as big as their parents. There are at least 4 young Coots . A pair of Moorhens are guarding about 10 very young chicks - probably only a day or so old. We heard: Wren ; Blackcap and Chiffchaff . It was warm enough to bring the Terrapins out to bask. Two Swifts flew over the meadow as we walked back. A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
Saturday 20-05-2023 - 10:30 to 12:30