Once again, an enjoyable walk led this time by Lois, who broke with tradition and took us on an exciting anticlockwise route around the park, with a good selection of birds seen and heard along the way. The full list is as follows:

Blue Tit: 2 or 3 seen

Great Tit: 2 or 3 seen

Long-tailed Tit: 3 seen

Coal Tit: 1 seen

Robin: at least 2 seen

Starling: at least 20 seen

Redwing: at least 10 seen in the trees and on the ground

Mistle Thrush: 1 seen

Blackbird: at least 5 seen

Dunnock: 1 heard singing

Blackcap: 1 male seen

Chiffchaff: 1 seen by Lois

Pied Wagtail: 2 seen

House Sparrow: at least 2 seen

Chaffinch: a pair seen

Goldfinch: at least 6 seen inc one pair

Wren: 1 seen

Goldcrest: 1 seen

Magpie: around 3 seen

Carrion Crow: 2 seen

Wood Pigeon: 3 seen

Feral Pigeon: 4 seen

Collared Dove: 1 seen

Herring Gull: 1 seen

Lesser Black-backed Gull: 1 seen

Black-headed Gull: 1 seen right at the end!

Sparrowhawk: 1 seen fleetingly by Becky

An impressive total of  27 species! Thanks to everyone who turned up and especially to Lois for leading the walk (and buying me a coffee at the end!)

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Comment by Des Bowring on February 24, 2015 at 19:42

Total seen, unless there is a particular likelihood they are the same birds. 

Comment by Jo Corke on February 24, 2015 at 19:25

Over coffee, later, we had a discussion about how to count birds seen. Do you have to see 5 crows at one time to call them 5, or can you count 2 crows at one end of the park, and then three elsewhere 10 minutes later as three or 5? 

Comment by Des Bowring on February 20, 2015 at 11:05

What can I say? A record number of birds and an excellent turn-out to see them. Perhaps I should go on holiday more often so that Lois can lead more walks and Jon can write them up. Well done to you both!


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