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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Brooklands Pleasure Park

I almost didn't end up birding at all today but couldn't resist popping in to Brooklands Pleasure Park mid-afternoon for a quick look through the gulls. Lo and behold there was a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, as well as a 2cy Mediterranean Gull, two adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls and increased numbers of fledged Herring Gulls. A Goldcrest was busy feeding two young. Two Green Woodpeckers, including a juvenile, were by the stream. Mallard broods of nine and 11 were present, and the pair of Mute Swans with their four juveniles were also on show.

juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

juvenile Green Woodpecker