A bright start to the day for a change, but with very little cloud picking up migrating birds wasn’t easy.
Shoveler: one on the boating lake.
Gadwall: one on the boating lake.
Common Buzzard: one mobbed by crows over the Brew House meadows.
Kestrel: one not given a moments peace by member of the crow family.
Skylark: 18 birds were seen in the Upper Lodge area, 6 flew west.
Meadow Pipit: 35 birds were seen, 25 were feeding in the Upper Lodge area.
Swallow: 8 flew south east.
House Martin: 4 flew south east.
Ring Ouzel: 2 birds landed briefly in birches on the western boundary of the park at 7.15am before quickly moving on.
Redwing: a small movement was noticed involving around 65 birds.
Song Thrush: 25 birds passed through, some stopped off briefly.
Blackbird: 10 singles flew over.
Stonechat: 4 birds viewable from the Brew House.
Chiffchaff: one by the entrance to the park by Dukes Head Passage.
Blackcap: 2 also in this area.
Cettis Warbler: one bird calling also in this area but more towards the river.
I did glimpse twice deep in some brambles near the Water Gardens a small brown, flesh coloured legged warbler. It was tacking very softly.
possibly one of the better photos that I have taken of a Cormorant
At one time this tree had over 20 pipits in it.