A gallery of robins. . .
. . .photographed in the park by DKG
A message and a picture from Jay Pickard:
Spotted a Kingfisher this morning over the pond and stream. Great to see!
Thanks Jay, we love to get pictures from park users.
The park’s jackdaws are clever and successful opportunists, ready to step into almost any ecological niche.Continue reading “Successful generalists”
We have received reports of water voles in the Lambrok by the footbridge into Lambrok Close. This is very, very good news.
Here is a video to help you tell water voles from brown rats; please keep us informed of any more sightings.
Reeves’s muntjac was introduced from China into Britain at Woburn Abbey in 1894. Escapes and releases saw it established in the wild by the 1930s and their population is now estimated at 40,000 individuals. They have been sighted in the park on several occasions.Continue reading “Muntjac”
Vulpes vulpes, Britain’s only species of fox; in fact Britain’s only native member of the Canidae family.Continue reading
Scientist are beginning to understand that light pollution is a very significant factor in the recent rapid decline of insect populations.Continue reading “Light pollution”
Now that the leaves are falling you might be lucky enough to spot a Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) hunting insects on a tree trunk. Here are five interesting things about nuthatches.Continue reading “Five fun nuthatch facts”
The Winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is one of the few moth species that can cope with winter’s freezing temperatures in its adult stage. They are endothermic which means that they can produce heat internally by biochemical processes, just as warm-blooded creatures do.Continue reading “Winter moths”
In Wednesday’s post about the short term population decline of some of the park’s bird species, we used a picture of an immature greater spotted woodpecker instead of a lesser spotted woodpecker; sorry. The picture above is definitely of a lesser spotted woodpecker ( Dryobates minor) and we will use it to replace the picture in Wednesday’s post as soon as possible.Continue reading