MONTHLY WILDLIFE WALKS - February 19th 2020The inaugural Wick Country Park Wednesday Wildlife Walk took place at 11.30am on 19/02/2020. Six of us were present and for a fairly cold winter's day we saw/heard a surprising number of birds, including a very nice Goldcrest and a hunting Kestrel - both of which I haven't seen in the park before. There were also loads of Black Headed Gulls and Woodpigeons in the Park - hard to count when they were flying around everywhere. We just about got away with the weather too, as it only started drizzling as we arrived back at the pavilion. The Park however, is completely sodden with all the rain lately and there are massive puddles and loads of mud all around the paths - wellies are recommended if you are planning to visit any time soon.
What we saw/heard was:
A total of 22 species with my favourite being the Goldcrest, although the Goldfinches and Long Tailed Tits looked pretty good too. No other wildlife was seen - to be expected in winter - we might get some early butterflies next time out if it's warm enough.
The next walk will be on Wednesday 18th March - we look forward to seeing you all then.Martin Singleton
Wickford Wildlife Society