July 4th 2015 Guided Bird Walk Report

Paul Beard led the groups walk on a dry sunny morning. Attendance of fourteen was low; possibly the previous night’s lightning and heavy rain put some people off. Using footpaths and quiet roads the walk to Highoredish provided glorious views thought the number of birds seen was average. We did however have time to study the orchids, butterflies and dragonflies on route.
Birds seen were; Blackcap, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Chiffchaff, Common Tern, Coot, Cormorant, Crow, Common Whitethroat, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Lapwing, Mallard, Magpie, Moorhen, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Rook, Robin, Song Thrush, Swallow, Swift, Spotted Flycatcher, Wren & Yellowhammer.
A fox was seen by some while most saw Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell and, Green-veinned White Butterflies. Azure and Large Red Damselflies and lots of baby frogs were also seen.

Philip Needham.

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