Archive for October 29, 2014

A bright sunny morning and I set out to join a RSPB walk at Footscray Meadows, but encounter problems with transport and so running late decide to divert to have a look at a site nearer home , which I have been meaning to give a look over.

Lamorbey Park in Sidcup is a woodland park around a large lake.

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A pleasant stroll along the southern edge of the lake revealed some Canada and Egyptian Geese plus Mallard, Coot and Moorhens.

Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Moorhen

Moorhen

Coot

Coot

Robins along with Blue and Great Tits plus a single Long-tailed Tit flitted in the lakeside trees. In the Parkland a single Mistle Thrush was a pleasant sight. It was suprising to see a Speckled Wood and a Red Admiral butterfly enjoyng the late October sun. The bird list was not extensive but it was a very pleasant morning walk and I will certainly want to return in the summer to look at what dragonflies can be recorded here.

Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri)
Eurasian Jay [sp] (Garrulus glandarius)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Great Tit [sp] (Parus major)
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Long-tailed Tit [sp] (Aegithalos caudatus)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Speckled Wood [sp] (Pararge aegeria)