Friday 6 January 2012

Urban Birding

An afternoon stroll around my closest patch Mayesbrook Park today which as the crow fly's is no fewer than 500 yards away from my home produced 41 species in 90 minutes, not bad for an urban park totally surrounded by houses and has produced some good birds for me over the years, Smew, Goldeneye, Scaup, Goosander, Garganey and passerines such as both pied and spotted flys, Firecrest and Bullfinch.

This year i will plan to visit the park more often as well as covering the bay.

Today's Highlights were Grey Wagtail, Teal, 3 Little egrets and a small flock of Linnet.

Little Egret

Teal and Gadwall

Common Gull

Grey Wagtail