The park’s wood pigeons (Columba palumbus) are pairing up for their long breeding season.Continue reading “Wood pigeon”
A red kite (Milvus milvus) was seen over the park on Sunday.Continue reading “Red kite”
Throstle is the Old English name for a song thrush. We have several breeding pairs in the park; if you visit early in the morning, wherever you go, you can hear a throstle singing about his territory and challenging competitors.Read on for conservation status and a recording of its song
Chiffchaffs are tiny birds, no bigger than a blue tit. Most are migrants, overwintering in southern Europe or northern Africa and returning here in the spring to breed.Continue reading “Our chiffchaffs are back”
The barn owls are back!
Message from Julie Newblé yesterday:
Spotted a barn owl at 05:56 this morning. Flew from green area by bridge in Lambrok Close along the stream towards their tree.
Thank you, Julie, for keeping us informed.Continue reading
Long tailed tits nest early.Continue reading
Mail from Ian Bushell:Continue reading “A Stroll in the Park”
Has anybody seen the owls?
Two years ago, in the first week of March, there was a pair of barn owls in the park. They hunted over Lambrok Meadow and the field between Lambrok Stream and Church Lane where a developer plans to build 45 houses.Continue reading
Has anybody heard our chiffchaffs yet? This is the time of year when they come back from the Mediterranean and Africa to nest here and their unmistakeable call is a welcome sign that spring is here. Message or email us if you have heard them .
All these pictures were taken in the park by DKG.
Here’s an interesting data set from the British Trust for Ornithology.Continue reading
An expedition into our archives produced this post from February of last year, and a beautiful picture of a goldfinch high in an ash tree taken by DKGContinue reading “Goldfinch”
Rooks in February
Before the end of February, the park’s rooks will have started collecting building materials for their nests. Here is a video that shows us what kind of behaviour to look out for:
Video by Film Studio Aves;
Header picture (CC0) pixabay.com
Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
According to the RSPB, there are 67 species of British birds now on the Birds of Conservation Concern Red List, more than ever before. The Red List are those birds that need urgent conservation action if their falling populations are to survive our environmental emergency.Continue reading