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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Male Pochard, Photo: Tom Howard-Jones
It has been some nine months since my last bird walk around the park. I was pleased to be back in action again even though it was grey and drizzling with a cold breeze. I did not see many species but I was rewarded with a new tick for my park list. A male Pochard was alone in the middle of the lake. It looked smart in its new breeding plumage. Grey Herons bred last year fledging young from their nest in a tree on the main island. Apparently, they are nesting again this year; although I could not see them. They nest very early in the year and their eggs should be hatching. Another early breeder are the Egyptian Geese . Already they have been seen with goslings in other parts of the county. I didn't see our birds during my visit. Maybe they were at their nest. It was good to see the usual suspects including the House Sparrows . A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
Sunday 25-02-2024 - 11:15 to 12:30