Trip reports

Walk at Bedfords Park

Walk at Bedfords Park
Mike Langman (

Sunday, 24 October 2010

"Although I was late, this gave those who turned up on time an opportunity to observe the red deer rutting. We checked the car park and discovered several goldcrests and a chiffchaff.

We then set off from the Visitor Centre and wandered through the expanse of the meadow with the glorious sun beating down on our faces which helped to warm us up as it was very chilly. Here we discovered a little owl bathing in the morning sun.

We continued on to the lake to discover a pair of common gull which were involved in synchronised calling, paddle and circling. We eventually went back through the woodland and returned to the start. We had a total of 29 birds.

Other key species:
Reed bunting
Meadow pipit"

Click on the link below for more information about the Essex Wildlife Trust's Bedfords Park Nature Reserve