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: 1 December
HERE IS THE REPORT FROM THE WALK IN NOVEMBER 2019 (Canons Park) Black-headed Gull in flight Stock Dove Wood Pigeon (common) Rose-ringed Parakeet (common) Great Spotted Woodpecker calling Magpie Jay Western Jackdaw Carrion Crows (common) Blue Tit Great Tit 2 Eurasian Nuthatch flying low across path Wren Blackbird REDWING feeding on the last Hawthorn berries Robin European Goldfinch Grey Squirrel Fungi identified: Parasol, Puff Balls, Sulphur Tuft,
(Private) Seven Acre Lake 2 Crested Grebe adult & immature 1 Herring Gull in flight 30 Black-headed Gull Canada Goose calling Mallard pair - M&F 4 Shoveler 3 males & 1 female Common Pochard male 3 Tufted Duck 2M 1F 5 Cormorant inc 1 immature 2 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 2 Common Moorhen Wood Pigeon Rose-ringed Parakeets (common) Green Woodpecker (calling) Magpie Jay Carrion Crow Nuthatch at garden feeder Robin