This page was updated on Friday, 28-Oct-2022 10:17:28 BST
WICK COUNTRY PARK WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS - October 19th 2022
The October wildlife walk in the park took place on Wednesday 19th. The first walk this year that felt like autumn - mild but windy with the trees changing colour and losing their leaves - although of course, there is still plenty of cover for the birds to hide when
trying to see them. And it was all birds this month, with no insects recorded at all! First highlight of the day was a Skylark, seen and heard by Stuart, which was flying overhead along the car park road. Second highlight was a very large mixed flock of Blue, Great
and Long Tailed Tits moving through the hedge near the lake. All searching for food and giving great views. Third highlight were three Chiffchaffs feeding in the lake reedbeds and being rather elusive looking quite yellowish and probably this year's youngsters.
Finally, one of the highlights of the year, spotted in the reedbed by Stuart, and then flying to the hedge where it sat for a few seconds before flying along the hedge and off ...... a Kingfisher! Seeing a Kingfisher at any time is great but getting one on our wildlife
walk is excellent - that electric blue colouring as it flies off is really something to see. Let's hope it hangs around for the rest of the winter - there are certainly plenty enough small fish in the lake to keep it well fed.
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.