This was one of our quieter walks with very little birdsong heard considering the time of year. We did see some interesting interaction between Mistle Thrush and Blackbird and evidence of nesting Magpies. As always, it was a great chance to meet up and have a natter discuss issues affecting the park.
The full list:
Blue Tit - seen and heard in ones and twos
Great Tit - 1 or 2 singing birds
Coal Tit - 1 bird calling
Collared Dove - 1 or 2 around
Woodpigeon - several birds seen
Lesser Black-backed Gull - at least 1 drifting over
Carrion Crow - a few
Magpie - at least 1 nesting pair near the pond
Jay - 1 seen well on the yarn bomb tree
Mistle Thrush - the stars of the show. Two birds feeding on the grass and carrying food, so they almost certainly have a nest with young. Seen to chase off Blackbirds feeding nearby
Blackbird - around 6 birds seen and heard
Chaffinch - at least 1 bird hear singing
Starling - 4 or 5 birds
Robin - 1 or 2 birds seen and heard
Dunnock - good views of 1 or 2 birds
House Sparrow - heard chirping from houses along Effingham Road
After I left, I heard singing Goldcrest and Greenfinch near the play area.
Thanks to all who turned up - see you in September!
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