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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