Sunday, 25 March 2012

Cassiobury Park (19th March)


A Green Woodpecker yaffling on the Kings Langley Common started the day (as it does on most).


In my morning 5 minute walk through the park in the morning 2 Redwing were the only birds of note. 
  • cloud 1/3 shade 1/3
  • wind 0-1/3
  • temp. 2/3
However, I returned at 13:00pm for a usual hours walk through the park.  Most of the birds were concentrated down by the nature reserve including 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jays, 1 Grey Heron and a Pheasant gave a squawk from the cress beds and I got a very brief glimpse of it from the hide as it strutted behind the willow bushes.  Although the weather was good, there were very few birds except for a further 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 singing Mistle Thrush (I assume it is the same bird which has now been singing for several weeks), 1 Green Woodpecker and a large c.25cm long Brown Rat scuttled along the edge of the Gade River dwarfing a nearby terrified Wren.  On my afternoon return through the park 1 singing Nuthatch was of note.


1 Buzzard was perched on the usual fallen tree just north of Hunton Bridge (seen briefly from the bus as it drove past).


I was once again walking Theo at 22:30pm when a Red Fox appeared on Love Lane, before scuttling into Hill Farm.

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