The recent cold spell has given way to several more signs of spring. During today's bird survey, our Nature Group spotted the year's first frog spawn in the wetlands, coots and herons nesting, and black-headed gulls with their plumage in various stages of transition. The sounds of song thrush and great spotted woodpeckers could be heard as members counted a total of 39 species on the survey. The most exciting news is that the group had its first ever sighting of a lapwing in the park (along by the river near Kingfisher Bridge). These birds are usually found on farmland but the cold weather has forced them from their usual habitats to seek out food. There have also been reports by members of the public of a couple being seen on the meadows and flying over.
Recently spotted in Morden Hall Park
The changing seasons bring many different residents to Morden Hall Park. Our Nature Group members regularly record the plant and animal species they see. Find out what you might spot on your next visit to this historic green space.
04 Mar 18
Stay tuned for spring
04 Feb 18
A very successful survey
Our best birding survey so far this year: 42 species spotted, including kingfisher, little greve, grey wag, teal, mistle thrush, sparrowhawk, and chiffchaff. There was plenty of activity on the heronry in particular, with birds collecting nest materials.
28 Jan 18
Winter walk sightings
Great afternoon for our Nature Group's winter walk. We spotted 22 species of birds, including redwing, little egret, chiffchaff, kestrel, goldcrest, siskin,great spotted woodpecker, and peregrine.