It was interesting to see the changes now being made at Creeksea. What was a huge expanse of arable farmland has now in part had a lake formed on it with its surround grassed; the striking change however is the extensive and varied tree planting that has taken place on the western edge of the field. It will be interesting to see what different birds it will attract into this area.
Although mild and calm there were few birds to see and even the exposed mud had not attracted many feeding waders. We saw only a few varieties of flowers but they included ones we hadn’t expected to see flowering at this time of year. The flower growing on the grass in the Riverside Park, that we couldn’t identify last month, we now believe to be pale flax.
Birds: Blackbird 3, Blue Tit, Robin, Wood Pigeon 25 (9), Crow 35 (30), Magpie 11 (8), Pheasant (2), Kestrel, Redshank, Lapwing (12), Oystercatcher (2), Little Grebe 3 (2), Moorhen, Black-headed gull 42 (32), (numbers in brackets are those sighted at one time).
Flowers: Daisy, Bristly Ox-Tongue, Sow Thistle, Dandelion, White Clover, Yarrow, Mallow, Bramble, Cow Parsley, Chickweed, Groundsel.