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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Friday 15th February 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00 After 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 Lake 15th February 2019 Photo: Tom Howard-Jones