Annual bird walk report

Fortunately the birds in the park were undeterred by overcast and windy weather that greeted the smaller than usual number of walkers that joined us on 21st May. The birds were active everywhere and altogether the five walkers spotted 17 species. It was good to see a pair of Blue Tits flying to and from a nest entered via a tiny hole in the soffit board above the café. Less surprising were another pair in a purpose-built suspended nest box in the woodland walk, close by a hole in a tree from which Parakeets were coming and going. The pitch and putt course yielded three handsome Mistle Thrushes, two Goldfinches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker which seemed to have been using the cut-off section of a newly pruned willow branch for drilling practice. Finally a quick recce of Chevening Road east produced the hoped for Swift. Here is a full list of the birds spotted.

Name Number
Blackbird 4 male and female
Chaffinch 4
Crow 4
Goldfinch 2
Blackbird 4 male and female
Chaffinch 4
Crow 4
Goldfinch 2
Gull, Herring (Black-Headed) 2
Magpie 2
Parakeet 4
Pigeon, Feral Many
Pigeon, Wood 1
Robin 2
Starling Many
Swift 1
Thrush, Mistle 5
Tit, Blue 4
Tit, Great 2
Woodpecker, Great Spotted 1 female
Wren 2

 

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