WICK COUNTRY PARK WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS - November 16th 2022
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Wildlife Walk - November 2022
Our latest wildlife walk took place on Wednesday 16th November. Despite a forecast for showers, we enjoyed a very pleasant sunny morning for November and managed to see some nice birds around the park. The highlight of the day being not one but
two Peregrine Falcons overhead near the large mound! As is normal with Peregrines, we heard them before we saw them, moving fairly fast away from the Park, but while in flight they displayed "claw to claw" mid-air. Presumably, a pair and a very good record for
the Park. Peregrines have been breeding in the Wickford area for a few years now and are hopefully increasing - there are certainly enough pigeons to keep them well fed! The resident Park birds are busy getting ready for winter with both Robins and Blue Tits,
plus Goldfinches very active. A friendly Robin posed very nicely for me, and a couple of photos are included below. The lake was fairly quiet with only three Canada Geese there and the usual Mallards were away or hiding. As we were leaving the Park a bird flew
across the road to Fanton Hall, and this turned out to be a very nice Song Thrush, a good end to the day. Details of all species seen/heard have been tabulated below.
Just a reminder of the remaining dates for the walks this year:
All starting at 10.30am from the Pavilion car park. Please note these dates in your diaries but as usual I will confirm by email / WhatsApp whether the walks will go ahead depending on weather etc.
The dates are also available on the News Headlines page.
Birds - 20 Species
Mammals - 1 Species
Photos taken on 16th November 2022 at The Wick Country Park (by Martin Singleton)