Saturday, 14 May 2011
Cassiobury Park (11 May)
Morning walk to school at 10:15, 4 Swifts and 2 Mistle Thrushes in the park. Later in the day around 1:40 went for a longer walk for a break during lunch. 3 Stock Doves, Ring-necked Parakeet (heard) and at least 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers around the park and down by nature reserve and canal. 1 Green Woodpecker was also near the entrance to the park at Stratford way, seen bounding away in flight. A small flock of c.50 Starlings were also in the same area. Warblers preferred the canal part of the park and Chiffchaff and Blackcap were both heard (probably unpaired males still trying for a mate).