Monday, 7 April 2008

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall:






After visiting the gallery, I went for a lovely walk around the house to look at the Natural History museum, which was fascinating. I then went for a walk around the lake at Wollaton, a little of the way round I heard a Green Woodpecker calling, I told my dad, I went in search for it, by tracking its call. Eventually one flew past me while calling, it was a Green Woodpecker. I was so please to have seen one because I hadn't seen one for many years.
The Green Woodpeckers call is so distinctive, it sounds like someone laughing, have a listen on the RSPBs website:


At Wollaton Park there are herds of Red Deer and Fallow Deer which are allowed to roam wild. I did manage to get a few pictures, but they were taken on my dads camera, which I couldn't use very well.


Throughout the lovely walk, I heard many Green Woodpeckers, and Chiffchaffs. There were many Coots fighting and courting. On the walk I was accompanied by lovely bird song, from Robins, Blue Tits, Chiffchaffs, Blackbirds. Also on the way round were Treecreepers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers communicating through drumming to one another, and a Nuthatch calling.

I'd would recommend anyone going to Wollaton Hall and Park to have a walk around the lake, if they are in the vicinity.

10 comments:

Diary of a Photographer said...

Thanks for sharing that Green Woodpecker info and site. My husband and I had never seen or heard one and really enjoyed that link.

John Theberge said...

Thank you for the nice comments you left on my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed it. You have a nice blog also. I liked the snipe video, it looks like our American woodcock.

Mary said...

What a beautiful place to visit and I liked the Green Woodpecker audio link.

Mark Wilson said...

Was the WPOY exhibition good? I have been following the comp' for many years but never managed to get to the actual exhibition - must add that to the list of things to do when I move back to the UK!

Jayne said...

Hello Anna, and thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lovely blog yourself, and I will be checking in to see what beautiful birds you post. Cheers!

Bird Girl said...

Hi Anna - I must say...you did really good to remember the call of the green woodpecker without hearing it for so long. Your deer are different...your woodpeckers are different from ours. Cool. You did a nice job with your dad's camera.

Nick S said...

Beautiful deer !

Island Rambles Blog said...

Wonderful info on the green woodpecker and I like the pic of Wollaton Hall...sounds lovely...you have so much history there ...cheers.

James Owen said...

Nice stuff, Green Woodpeckers are a top bird in my opinion, so colourful they could almost be exotic. I do sometimes hear reports of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Wollaton, so it's worth listening out for their rapid paced drumming which doesn't slow down at the end like the GSW.

By the way, you've posted some great pictures lately, you have a top blog here!

Anna Simpson said...

Hi Mark, yes the exhibition was fantastic, some cracking photographs. I think next year I may enter the competition. It doesn't hurt to try.