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. 2020 dates: 2 February 1 March 5 April 3 May 7 June 4 October 8 November 6 December
HERE IS THE REPORT FROM THE WALK IN December 2019 (Canons Park) Black-headed Gulls - in flight Common Gull Stock Dove Wood Pigeon Rose-ringed Parakeet (common) Magpie Jay 12 Western Jackdaw - 6 pairs Carrion Crows (common) BLACKCAP male Goldcrest FIRECREST Blue Tit Great Tit Coal Tit Eurasian Nuthatch Wren Blackbird Robin European Goldfinch (20 Bird species. Total both sites: 30) (Private) Seven Acre Lake 2 Great Ctested Grebe - Adult & Juv. 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 35 Common Gull 35 Black-headed Gull 1 drake Malllard 10 Shoveler 5 males & 5 female (5 pairs) 6 Tufted Duck - 3M & 3 F (3pairs) 3 Common Pochard - 2 males & female 4 Cormorant 1 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret Common Moorhen 2 Coot Wood Pigeon Stock Dove Rose-ringed Parakeets 1 REDWING - in flight Magpie Jackdaw Carrion Crow Blue Tit Great Tit Eurasian Nuthatch Wren Robin (24 Bird species. Total both sites: 30) 2 MUNTJAC DEER