Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Nonsuch Park 7/4/08

Another trip to Nonsuch (there will be many in the next two weeks as I'm off school).
There were no Gulls today on the Cheam Park playing fields, I think the majority have gone to breed at more coastal sites now. There were several Green Woodpeckers on site and one or two Great-spotteds were heard. Tits seen were Blue, Great and Long-tailed. A Goldcrest was seen in the woods near the 1st no dogs area (ND1). A Mistle Thrush was heard singing. The Little Owl was present again. It was in the same tree just north of the mansion house, past the fence until a dog walker, or rather his dog, flushed it and it flew past the fence into the plantation of young trees where it was mobbed by Tits and Blackbirds. It was eventually driven into the gardens where a pair of Mistle Thrushes added to the gang mobbing it, it then flew into another tree; we decided to go so we wouldn't cause it more stress. The ponds produced a single Moorhen and a Chiffchaff or two were singing around there. There were around 23 Magpies on site, a record.

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