Monday, 18 February 2008

Nonsuch 18th February 2008

A standard day at Nonsuch, from 3pm to 5:20pm. I went round to the 1st no dogs area first. There was nothing of note there though Great Tits were singing all around me, they are very noticable at this time of year. There were Long-tailed and Blue Tits in the hedgerows too. In the woods a Mistle Thrush was singing in the canopy. There were about 50 Black-headed Gulls at Cheam Park with one bird which had pale primaries, leading me to think that it was a Mediterranean, though the bill and a single dark primary led away from this. There were about 100 Ring-necked Parakeets today with roughly 250 Woodpigeons. There was nothing of interest in the gardens other than a Great-spotted Woodpecker and there was a Mistle Thrush drinking at the Dyke. A Grey Heron was present at the ponds and 7 Fieldfares were hanging around (with a Great-spotted Woodpecker next to 6 of them). 2 Song Thrushes were singing today. A Green Woodpecker flew over the car park at 5:20pm. 26 species were seen in total.

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