Monthly Bird Walks The Friends run a fascinating series of two-hour bird-watching walks on the first Sunday of each month, except July to September (when breeding is over and leaf-cover makes bird spotting difficult), and January (when the walk switches to the second Sunday). Led by an experienced member of the local RSPB, the walks are FREE and begin at 10am from the Donnefield Avenue entrance to the Park. No need to book, just turn up and stay as long as you like! The pace is not too fast but comfortable shoes are a must and if you have binoculars, bring them with you.
There’s a wide variety of species to be seen in the Park, including a sizeable colony of Ring–necked Parakeets. These noisy and colourful imports from the Himalayan region of India have colonised areas of the park, particularly the Spinney and can now be seen throughout the Canons Park Estate. 2019 dates: 3 February 3 March 7 April 5 May 6 October 3 November 1 December
HERE ARE THE REPORTS FROM THE LATEST WALKS IN DECEMBER 2018 AND JANUARY 2019
Sunday 2 December 2018
Peregrine Falcon overhead, 2 Redwing, possible Hawfinch seen in flight and perched briefly in tall Ash Tree. Seven Acre Lake, Edgware, HA8 (Private Site): 2 female / first winter Goosander, 10 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 81 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull.
Sunday 13 January 2019 Canons Park & (private) Seven Acre Lake, Edgware, Middx HA8: Red Kite, 72 Redwing. Lake: 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egrets, 4 Cormorant, 6 Shoveler. 7 Tufted Duck, pair Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 4 Coot, 60 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull.
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