Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Gosforth Park NR

For the last two hours of light this evening, I wandered around Gosforth Park NR.
The feeder area held good numbers of Great, Long Tailed and Blue Tit. There were also Wren, Chaffinch, Pheasant, Reed Bunting, and this smart Great Spotted Woodpecker -

Also saw a pair of Woodpecker on the west side of the pond near to the racecourse

In a different location, after spotting a load of woodchips on top of the footpath mud, I realised this tree trunk above, must be a woodpecker haunt

I could not quite establish whether this Canada Goose had found a convenient roosting spot for the night, or if it had taken residence for more permanent family purposes.

There were a dozen Swallow darting above the treetops

Was not quite quick enough but you can still see the white rump of the Roe Deer on the right being quickly followed by a Fox on the left

Must have seen about ten Roe Deer during the walk

I am unsure of the name of the pond immediately south of the NR but was interested to see it held Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Canada and Greylag Geese.


Codders said...

Dick, it dosent have a name on the map but is in Melton Park so howabouts Melton Park Lake. Havent been for a couple of weeks so might try a whirl round at the weekend


Citybirding said...

That'll do me John