Birds in the park – February 2020.

This morning we went for a stroll around the park with Neil Anderson to see how many different species of birds we could spot. The final total: 31 and as  Neil put it “if we’d looked harder we could have found House Sparrows by some of the gardens + previous visits have seen Jay & Greenfinch”. The kingfishers in particular were a treat! As the river Brent improves we hope to see them far more often.

Here is the list

Mallard 6+
Canada Goose 1 pr
Moorhen 4
Black-headed Gull 150+
Common Gull c30
Herring Gull 4
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Wood Pigeon 20+
Ring-necked Parakeet 10+
Green Woodpecker 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker 5
Kingfisher 2 along Brent
Pied Wagtail 1
Song Thrush 1
Mistle Thrush 1 singing
Blackbird 2
Dunnock 1
Wren 1 singing
Robin 2
Blue Tit 6+
Great Tit 6+
Long-tailed Tit 3
Goldcrest 1
Starling 10
Jackdaw 4
Carrion Crow 6
Magpie 20+
Reed Bunting 1
Goldfinch 15+
Linnet 70+
Chaffinch 40+

2 Replies to “Birds in the park – February 2020.”

  1. Birds seen on 21/2/20

    Mallard 15
    Teal 5
    Moorhen 8
    Black-headed Gull c150
    Common Gull 46
    Herring Gull 6
    Wood Pigeon 20+
    Ring-necked Parakeet c20
    Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
    Green Woodpecker 1
    Grey Wagtail 2
    Song Thrush 4
    Redwing 3
    Blackbird 3
    Starling 15
    Robin 5
    Dunnock 2
    Wren 2
    Long-tailed Tit 8
    Blue Tit 6+
    Great Tit 6+
    Jackdaw 3
    Magpie c20
    Carrion Crow 6
    House Sparrow 1
    Greenfinch 4
    Goldfinch 3
    Linnet c60
    Chaffinch c40

  2. February 28, 2020

    Had a brief walk around the side west of the viaduct before the rain sent in. Species I saw this morning but not seen here on my previous visits included 2 Grey Herons no doubt looking for frogs near the Coston Stream before moving onto the golf course. Also added to my list was a Greylag Goose with 6 Canada Geese, initially feeding on grass on the pitches before they entered the central pond between the pitches & the golf course.

    My final two additions were 3 Stock Doves with some Wood Pigeons by the ponds in the north-west of the site, which a pair of Teal also briefly appeared before returning to Coston Stream and finally a Collared Dove singing near the back gardens.

    The finch flock was now smaller with c30 Linnets, c25 Goldfinch & 15+ Chaffinch. Also a Reed Bunting again with the finches.

    Also seen a pair of Great-spotted Woodpeckers together in a willow, 2 Green Woodpeckers and 2 singing Mistle Thrushes.

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