May 2015 Guided Bird Walk Report

21 people started the walk in cold conditions, high cloud and at least dry. Many had unpacked their gloves. This is May!!
Paul once again took the lead on what was to be a very successful morning.
We started by going into the main hide, from there we went to Ogston New Road and walked along the West Bank observing Warblers as hoped. Also continuing to add to an ever growing list, of waders and other birds. We continued to Brackenfield Church where we joined another member of the club, a late but welcome arrival.
Turning left at the Church we continued to complete the “Brackenfield loop” and back along the West Bank returning to the car park via the hide path. The fact that it was now nearly 12.30 gives an idea of the time spent observing birds.

We collectively recorded a total of 59 species.
As follows:
Arctic Tern, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Little ringed Plover, Dunlin, Lapwing,
Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Rook, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush ,Wren, House Sparrow, Dunnock. Starling, Pheasant, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Little Owl.

John Parlby

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