Birds, they make up the park as these are the most common things you can see. There are many different birds that live in the park from the common to the extremely rare. I'm glad to say on my recent walk at about 3 o'clock I found at the top of Warren farm a spectacular amount of small birds among the trees, some of which I have had to ask keen birder friends to identify. I also managed to see so many of the parakeets flying back to the park in time to roost for the night.
I managed to see the robins (three together), jays, green woodpeckers, greenfinches and a few unidentified birds which were even more amazing. I also bring the news that the other night I was fortunate enough to see a little owl.
I was out in the park the other evening trying to get some great shots of the autumn sunset. I set off to the mansion house and the storm clouds made the sunset even more amazing, with the golden colour only peaking through the clouds in a few areas. Although that was amazing it isn't what I was talking about, I happened to be resting/ going through some of my photos when large numbers of crows started to gather above. I reckon in reached in excess of 90 crows, their cries filled the air and they circled above - I was in a state of awe.
The park is definitely having a late autumn, It's most likely due to all the rain we have been having. However, even though the trees haven't been turning different colours in great numbers the amount of leaves dropping is still quite high. One tree that certainly catches people's eye is near to the nursery gardens. It has changed to an eye catching yellow, many people were having their photos with it in the background and it de
So it was firstly the duck and now it's a new heron, the kids certainly love them but it begs the question whether or not there is a problem with the fish being taken by other birds. Personally I think one statue is enough and the two makes the pond slightly crowded and less attractive. We'd love to hear your views on this, so please comment below.
So I was on my weekly cycle around the park when I decided to ride down the road approaching the mansion house. It was only then that I realised that one of the old trees that had been cut down has been transformed into a new seat. I tested it out and considering it is just an tree trunk it is actually quite comfortable. I'm not sure how long it has been like this but I'm glad to see when a tree unfortunately has to be cut down the management are still making good use of it.
Recently I have noticed that within the park there seems to be lots of Jays and Green woodpeckers around to previous years. Everytime I go for a walk or cycle I can guarantee in seeing one or both types of birds, it ceartinly seems they have had a good year for breeding.
Also within the park other birds such as two different resident owls, the tawny and little owl. Parakeets, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel and a moorhen - in the large pond in the North West corner of the park. There are ceartinly many more birds in the park and for a full list of the birds seen within the park visit the park page where all these birds have been recorded thanks to one of our members, Harry Nicholson.
This blog was put together not ony to bring you great photos but to remind you and inform you of upcoming events in our calendar.
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