Friday 15th February 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00After a frosty night, the day was beautifully sunny with a clear blue sky.As I entered the park a male Great Spotted Woodpecker flew into the big oak and started drumming on a loud branch. A female came to see what the fuss was about. She did not seem to be over impressed and soon flew off with him following. There were Blue Tits and Nuthatches in the oak tree as well. It was nice to see Long-tailed Tits in small groups.The two Egyptian Geese were out together so maybe they are not nesting yet. They went onto one of the smaller islands but I could not see a nest.Two Great Crested Grebes were together. They were displaying in a half-hearted manner and even took weeds into the branches that hang into the water from the main island. Let us hope that they breed.Mallard and Moorhens are in pairs. The Coot are still here.A Common Buzzard circled low over the lake before spiralling up and away to the north. Later there were two buzzards circling over Ridley's Court.As I was leaving a Cormorant flew in to add to my list.A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.
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Great Crested Grebe on Worth Park Lake15th February 2019Photo: Tom Howard-Jones