Monday, 9 February 2015

Black Park Country Park

A late morning visit with blue skies and sunshine provided the following species:-
Great Crested Grebe (2), Mute Swan (2), Greylag Goose (1), Canada Goose (6), Egyptian Goose (1), Mandarin Duck (5), Mallard (36), Tufted Duck (5), Common Buzzard (1), Common Kestrel (2), Common Moorhen (3), Eurasian Coot (64), Black-headed Gull (31), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (2), Wren, Robin, Common Blackbird, Redwing, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay (3), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Raven (1), Common Chaffinch, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Siskin.
On leaving a wonderful Common Raven displayed briefly above the woodland canopy, my first record at this site. Below are a few highly cropped photo's of the Common Raven.


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