I decided to do my Big Garden Birdwatch over the park and playing fields last Saturday afternoon when it was sunny and not too cold.
On my way I walked through the ecology park then both allotment sites, which were decidedly watery in places,
and was surprised at how few birds were to be seen…no parakeets, blue tits, or starlings and just a few magpies and pigeons.
Much of the park and playing fields were like wetlands with a sheen of water glistening in the sunshine. I spotted a robin in the shrubs by the entrance then some 50 seagulls scattered over a wide area of grass.
I squelched my way towards the trees lining the small stream. This is crow country and as I turned the corner there were about 30 on the ground. However looking up I saw at least another 50 in the trees
Have a good weekend!