Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Usual Day (3rd February)

cloud 3/3
shade 0-1/3
wind 0/3
temp. 2°C  


I now take an earlier bus to get into Watford in the morning as traffic along the A41 has increased significantly.  As a result I now have about half an hour to an early morning walk around the eastern extent of the park.  On the day this produced 7 Redwing, up to 6 Stock Dove, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 calling Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 calling Goldcrest and the highlight of 2 Lesser Redpoll (a year tick) perched in a low bush in a garden bordering the Park.


50+ Redwing flew over the school at about 8:25am whilst dozens more remained around entrance along Shepherds Road.


I returned through the park around 16:00pm, by which time only 1 Stock Dove remained and 9 Redwing flew over south.


From the bus the usual single Grey Heron was once again perched in the dead tree just outside Hunton Bridge, near the canal.


To round the day of 50-60 Fieldfare flew over the M25 roundabout at junction 20, 20+ Redwing were around the bushes outside the fire station in Kings Langley Village and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker flew into the top of our the garden.

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