Trip reports

Midweek Walk - Graves Park

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

We had a terrific turn out for our walk around Graves Park, perhaps due to the wonderful sunny weather conditions.

As soon as we got into the woodland, we heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, and it wasn't long before we had located it and had great views.  We also managed to see Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Sparrowhawk.

There was a good assortment of water birds on the lakes with a stunning drake Wood Duck amongst the Mallards, Coots, Moorhens and Tufted Ducks. Unfortunately, we couldn't add it to our list as it was possibly an escapee from a captive collection. There were also a good number of Black-headed Gulls; the highlight of the walk being when the whole flock of gulls lifted off the lake en masse and swirled above us, chased by a female Sparrowhawk.

39 people attended
25 bird species seen
Star Bird - Treecreeper

Full list of birds seen:
Blue Tit
Buzzard
Black-headed Gull
Blackbird
Crow
Coot
Coal Tit
Feral Pigeon
Great Tit
Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Moorhen
Nuthatch
Robin
Sparrowhawk
Stock Dove
Song Thrush
Treecreeper
Tufted Duck
Wren
Wood Pigeon