© Worth Park Friends 2024
Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Greylag Goslings, 1st May 2024, Photo: Tom Howard-Jones
It was a grey overcast start to my walk. Thankfully the sun came out after a while. The pair of Egyptian Geese still have five goslings which are growing well. They should be large enough to survive. One adult Grey Heron was tidying up their nest. I could not see what else was there. One of the pair of Mute Swans was swimming on the lake. The other was sat on their nest on the smaller island. The Moorhen with the nest at the water level now has six very young chicks. The Moorhens with the nest up a tree are still sitting on it. The second bird walked up the tree to change over brooding duties. A pair of Greylag Geese had 4 small goslings. A second pair of Greylags landed in the lake. A pair of Canada Geese had 3 small goslings. It seems that the Canada and Greylag goslings hatched at about the same time very recently. There were five Mistle Thrushes on the croquet lawn. The adult pair were feeding three young. Probably they have bred in or near the park. It was good to see a Nuthatch and several House Sparrows . The sparrows were collecting feathers, of which there are plenty on the shores of the lake, for their nests. Two terrapins were hauled out on a tree root. I didn't see the Mallard ducklings this time. League of babies seen today: 6 - Moorhen; 5 - Egyptian Goose; 4 - Greylag Goose; 3 - Canada Goose; 3 - Mistle Thrush. 21 species of birds were seen. A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .
Wednesday 01-05-2024 - 11:00 to 13:00