Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Bathtime at Brake Mill Pools!....14/02/2015

A gloomy morning that was brightened by the sighting of a Green Woodpecker as I started my walk. On the water were the usual Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, Canada Geese, a few B H Gulls, Little Grebe x2, Grey Heron and the Mute Swan family.

A Muntjac Deer was a surprise sighting as it made it's way tentatively alongside the stream in one of the gardens, this was only my second sighting of a Muntjac Deer in this area. Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen and also the welcome sound of a G S W drumming! Good views were also had of a Goldcrest, Wren and a Common Buzzard.

The lone Muntjac Deer.

A shy Wren!


A visit 3 days later was much of the same species wise other than seeing a Treecreeper and 3 Goosander that were sleeping peacefully!


  1. Supposedly muntjacs have been spotted in our local sconce hills park here in Newark, they are only about the size of a collie dog!

  2. They are small! I thought at first it was a Fox then a small dog when it was making it's way through vegetation! You may come across one or two when out on your runs!