Danson Park records for April 2014

Keeping notes of what you see, where and when is important in hleping build up a picture of the wildlife in Bexley – and in particular how it might be changing over time.

John Turner has been keeping records of his wildlife observations in Danson Park for some time. Here are his records for April.

An introduced species that is now breeding in Bexley.

Egyptian Goose. An introduced species that is now breeding in Bexley.

Thirty six years ago I remember seeing my first Egyptian Geese on a bird watching trip to Norfolk (two a long way away across a field), now here we have breeding birds in Bexley.

 We are always interested in receiving reports of observations like John’s, or you can post them on our Facebook page -BexleyWildlife.

Jonathan

01/04/2014 09/04/2014 16/04/2014 23/04/2014 29/04/2014
a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m.
Great-crested Grebe 2+1juv 2+1juv 2+1juv 2+1juv 2+1juv
Little Grebe 2
Cormorant 1 1
Heron 1 1 1 2
Mute Swan 2 2 2 2 2
Canada Geese 18 13 16 13 11
 Greylag Goose 1 1
Egyptian Goose 3+2juv 2 5+2juv 3+2juv 3+2juv
Mallard 72 57+6juv 65+5juv 59+4juv 58+5juv
Gadwall 2 2 2
Tufted Duck 4
Kestrel 1
Sparrow Hawk
Moorhen 13 10 12 9 3
Coot 57 62 45+2juv 51 42
Black-headed Gull 11
Common Gull 2
Lesser Black Backed Gull 2
Herring Gull 1 2 1 1
Wood Pigeon 21 12 8 9 10
Stock Dove 2 4 6 9 6
Collared Dove 1 1 2
Ring-necked Parakeet 7 9 6 4 9
Kingfisher 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Greater-spotted Woodpecker  1
Nuthatch 2 2 2 1
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Wren 5 9 5 4 9
Dunnock 2 2 4 1 2
Robin 19 22 23 23 20
Blackbird 16 17 14 23 20
Mistle Thrush 2 2 1
Song Thrush 2
Blue Tit 17 11 11 11 10
Great Tit 18 14 11 10 9
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit 2 1
Starling 2 2 26 22 23
Jay 2 1 2 2
Magpie 5 5 4 5 7
Crow 23 19 49 64 73
Jackdaw 2
House Sparrow 1 2
Chaffinch 5 5 4 5 5
Greenfinch 4 3 4 8 1
Goldfinch
Goldcrest 1
Blackcap 2 3 5 4 4
Chiff-chaff 4 4 4 2 2
House Martin 4
Grey Squirrel 11 7 4 6 6
Brown Rat 1 1 1 1
Hedgehog 1 dead 1 dead
Speckled Wood 1 5 5 3 1
Peacock 2
Small White 2
Large White 4 4 4
Orange Tip 2 1
Tortoiseshell 1
photo by: Lip Kee
This entry was posted in Bird watching, Recording, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.