1 Check the lake for common wildfowl including Shoveler, Pochard, Teal, Gadwall and Cormorant on the open water, alongside variable numbers of gulls and feral geese. Little Grebe and Mandarin occur around the margins, plus the occasional Little Egret, Grey Heron, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, Kingfisher, Grey and Pied Wagtails. Reed Bunting, tit and finch flocks feed along the lakeside trees, with a chance of Siskin and redpoll flocks, where a hunting Sparrowhawk may also occur. Ring-necked Parakeets can be found here and throughout the park. 2 Woodland tracts harbour the usual tit flocks including Coal, Long-tailed and the declining Marsh Tits, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Treecreeper and Bullfinch, plus perhaps a Woodcock flushed from cover. Look for Jay, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker in deciduous blocks and Tawny Owl at dusk. Conifer belts occasionally attract Crossbills amongst the more numerous Coal Tits and Goldcrest, plus the occasional Firecrest. 3 Open parkland and scrub is good for feeding Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Fieldfare, corvids, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch and Linnet, plus the odd Yellowhammer or Sky Lark. Scan for Buzzard and Red Kite. Check mature oaks for Little Owl.
3 1 2