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Bird Life in Wormholt Park

January 28, 2013

imgresFriends of Wormholt Park contributed their first bird observation records to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Joined by the Jamieson Family and their enthusiastic two girls, Sarah (Nature & Wildlife Officer) and Bob (Vice Chair) recorded the following species over the weekend:

  • Blackbird
  • Blue Tit
  • Carrion Crow
  • Chaffinch
  • Coal Tit
  • Dunnock
  • Goldcrest
  • Goldfinch
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • Great Tit
  • Long-Tailed Tit
  • Magpie
  • Parakeet
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Robin
  • Starling
  • Woodpigeon

Most evident were the Woodpigeon with twenty-four recorded, though most notable was to record the Goldcrest (pictured) UK’s smallest bird. Not seen all year round in Wormholt Park, these were probably wintering migrants which come all the way over from Scandinavia! Look out for them in the Yew trees.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sidonie permalink
    February 2, 2013 7:41 pm

    Thanks again bob for a great bird spotting
    Afternoon with cherry and zora
    They really had fun .. And are so
    Very pleased to have a mention in the
    Newsletter !

  2. nikki grass permalink
    February 3, 2013 8:48 am

    Fantastic! We’ll be looking out for them in our garden now too.

  3. SpiraGrafik permalink
    February 3, 2013 7:50 pm

    To add into the mix I had 2 Black Caps in my Wormholt Road garden this weekend, fantastic.

    • Bob permalink
      February 10, 2013 12:13 pm

      …once you start looking! male or female Blackcaps? it appears more are wintering in the UK. we have a Chiffchaff hanging out in the garden – also very rare to have overwinter. Bob

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