Friday 23rd February 2018 - 09:45 to 11:30We enjoyed a bright sunny walk around the park. But it was still chilly with patches of ice on the lake.Last Sunday (18-02-18), a male Pheasant was seen in a garden bordering the park and photographed. It subsequently flew off into the park - a new bird for our local list.The pair of Egyptian Geese now have 11 goslings. So, they have lost one over the last week.There are two Coots and two Great Crested Grebes. It is good to see them back and let's hope that they are pairs that will breed.Several passerines were singing, including: Robins, Blackbirds, Greenfinches, Chaffinches and House Sparrows.There were a few Herring Gulls with the Black-headed Gulls and the usual flock of Canada Geese.We had good views of a Goldcrest flitting about on a sunlit trunk in the wooded area below the lake.Our Blackbird with a white collar was on the lawn in front of Ridley's Court - his regular haunt.A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.