Thursday, 3 January 2013
First visit of the year to Cranford Park
As mentioned yesterday, we found Little Owls at Cranford Park last year, so I decided to pop down to CP today to see if they had come back. Last year they werent seen after their one and only owlet fledged (around mid September). Well if they are back, I couldnt find them today, and talking to the local dog walkers, they also hadnt seen them, although a few of them have seen a Barn Owl most early mornings. A slow two hour stroll around the ancient woodland provided me with brief glimpses of Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, Mistle and Song Thrush, Jackdaws, Crows, Ring-necked Parakeets and a solitary Kestrel, along with the usual Robins, Blackbirds, Blue and Great Tits.