Plenty of hot bird action in the park this morning, a Goldcrest being the most notable as it's the first I've seen on the patch since last winter and is probably a new arrival. It showed well but sadly evaded my attempts to photograph it. Also in the park was a Jay, a mixed party of Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, a few Chaffinches and Goldfinches, 2 Blackbirds, a Wren, a Robin, 3 Woodpigeons and 2 Carrion Crows. Non-bird attractions included a Grey Squirrel and a Harlequin Ladybird.
Birds are starting to move into the park by the look of it - a couple of Redwings were a welcome sight - they have recently arrived from Scandinavia. Also a couple of Jays, a few Starlings, a party of Long-tailed Tits, a few Goldfinches and Chaffinches, Robins, Blackbirds and Wrens plus a Herring Gull.
Insects were attracted to a sunny and warm spot near the pond - a couple of Marmalade Hoverflies, a few Common Wasps, a Green Shieldbug and a couple of Harlequin Ladybirds.
A mixed party of Long-tailed, Great and Blue Tits were feeding in the trees at Fairlawn Road.