WORTH PARK FRIENDS
© Worth Park Friends 2019
Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Thursday 7th March 2019 - 11:30 to 13:00 The last few days have been very stormy and wet. The first time we set off we were driven back indoors by a heavy shower. So it was later than intended; but in sunshine and blustery winds that we went around the park. The water level in the lake is high. A Grey Heron  was sitting unexpectedly in the top of a tree on the main island. The two Great Crested Grebes  were together in the tangle of the overhanging branches and seemed to be bringing weed to a nest site. Only one of the Egyptian Geese  was out and about. Maybe the other one is on a nest somewhere. Two Nuthatches  were working their way up and down trees in the garden area and later by the lake. The Mallards  are paired up and being territorial. The Moorhens  and the Coots  are in pairs and are very active. Two Long-tailed Tits  were in a bush by the path. We realised that they are building a nest. Their nests are amazing. They make spheres of lichen and feathers stitched together with spiders webs. They are elastic and stretch to accommodate the family as they grow. It is in a vulnerable place. We hope that they succeed. A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table .