I have little idea of the history of the birds of this park, whether or not anyone regularly - or even occasionally - monitors the park these days I've no idea. Today I had about 20 sightings of Blackbird, but a phone conversation later with a birder having more experience than yours truly on such matters indicated in excess of 60 pairs of Blackbird recorded here in the 1980's.
Great-spotted Woodpecker Warren Baker
I took notes of all other species I saw in the three hours which included, a Great-spotted Woodpecker, at least 4 Nuthatch, a 'few' Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, a Goldcrest, Robin, Chaffinch, 6 Magpie, and a Sparrowhawk. The biggest surprise was of a lone Little Grebe on the old Moor Hospital reservoir below Fenham Carr.
Autumn In The Park. Pete Woodruff.
Some excellent autumnal photo opportunities in the park at the moment....
Leaf Litter. Pete Woodruff.
....'clik the pik' and you can read the info board at the top too. Thanks for the female GSW Warren....Excellent.