Another misty start with heavy cloud when we arrived at Harold Park, the temperature was reasonable at 9°C.We found the birds similar to our last visit but the Mute Swans were in conflict with two birds Yellow 690 and Red D19Y in warning mode to another adult with two Juveniles.There were Tufteds,Coots,Moorhens and a GC Grebe present.
We moved down the road to Park Dam where there were two Adult Mute Swans with three Juveniles.It was good to see the pair of Gadwalls still present which were reported here last week by J.B., they kept to the middle of the lake so only a record snap was possible.We walked round the lake down to the inlet stream where we saw a couple of Cormorants plus Canadas,Coots and Little Grebes. We then walked back seeing the two adult GC Grebes with their juvenile.Then we heard a Wagtail and soon saw the Grey Wagtail land just in front of us for a couple of decent snaps, well as good as we could hope for in the gloom.We walked back to the other bank just in time to see a Kingfisher fly across the Lake and in to the tree at the corner.We headed towards it hoping to see it perched but it was soon off back across the Lake and up the inlet stream in the opposite corner, still great to see it and a first for us here.
|Cormorant with breakfast|
|Record snap of Gawalls|
|Adults with Juvenile in tow|
|Mute Swan in dispute mode|
|Canadas and Cormorant|
|Park Dam in the gloom 15/10/2016|