Sunday, 12 February 2017

Harold Park and Park Dam

Sunday 12th February a.m.
 A Bitterly cold morning with frequent snow showers and a biting wind and feeling a lot colder than the 1°C temperature reading.On the lake at Harold Park was a Goosander along with the expected Coots, Canadas,Tufteds,BH and Common Gulls.Higher in the park was a charm of c20 Goldfinch by the smaller pond.
 Down the road at Park Dam the more exposed spot made it feel even colder so I didn't hang around for long here.There were a male and female Goosander,Little Grebe, GC Grebe,Tufteds,Canadas and three Cormorants braving the wind on the over head Pylon wires.The Starlings were on another wire huddled together to try and keep warm.


Cormorant hanging on in the strong wind



Harold Park 12/2/2017


  1. Hi Nigel,
    Your Common gull at Leeming is actually ring number J811.
    Ringed in Stavanger, Norway 9/12/13 at 1 year old.It spent the next 2 yrs around Norway with 6 sightings and has been missing for 3 years till it turned up at Leeming. Nice one.

  2. Thanks Brian, great to hear the history of the Common Gull I saw at Leeming and shows the distance they travel with its origin in Norway.
    Sorry fir the initial wrong code, I'll have to get some new glasses.

  3. Don,t worry about that, not easy to read when part worn. NK and myself get them wrong but they always seem to be able to suss it.