Monday, 23 January 2012

Cassiobury Park (23rd January)

Went for a usual afternoon walk through the park between 14:00 and 15:00 during one of my free periods but still noted a moderate range of species.  4 Ring-necked Parakeets were seen in total with several more heard whilst 1 Herring Gull flew SE over the football pitch and 29+ Black-headed Gulls.  Closer to the nature reserve, at the bottom of the park, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker were heard calling and a Nuthatch flew past.  One of the highlights was the sight of a Kingfisher perched on the ground before tacking the more usual stance of perching on the end of a branch over the Gade River.  Inside the nature reserve a very approachable Goldcrest was flitting through the brambles whilst 6+ Redwing flew overhead.  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 3-4 Jays were of note near the hide and 1 Siskin and 1-2 Bullfinches were heard.

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