Saturday, 15 March 2008

Nonsuch Park 15/3/08

I went to Nonsuch park from just after noon to about 4:30 pm today, half of that time Phil Wallice was there. We did the usual route, there were large numbers of Green Woodpeckers present and a Jay was heard. Ring-necked Parakeets were even more noticable today. There was a Mistle Thrush feeding on the first no dogs area. Today, Stock Doves were active with 3 birds seen. Tits were all over the place today with Long-tailed, Blue and Great being seen in large numbers. Gulls weren't so obvious with only a few on the playing fields and a few circling high overhead. A Song Thrush showed well in the gardens where a Kestrel was seen flying towards the main grassland area. A single calling Chiffchaff was present around the ponds where two or three Moorhens were seen. One of the other more interesting birds of the day was a calling Little Owl (which I failed to locate) in mature oak trees c200m north north east of the mansion house.

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