September 2016 Guided Walk Report

22 stalwart people turned out for the September walk on an overcast day. Our leader, Paul Beard, had had to withdraw through illness at the last minute (hope you are better soon, Paul) and it took several dedicated members that willingly stood in and supported the walk. With rain forecast for midday, we opted for a shorter walk to Brackenfield with a review at the Church as to where we went from there. Barely an hour after leaving the car park, the rain started and never stopped. On reaching the Church, of those left on the walk at that stage, the decision was made to return to the warmth and comfort of the hides. Well done to everyone for making it such an enjoyable event, despite the inclement weather.

Thirty-one species were noted down by the scribe: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, , Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe x7, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Heron x10, Greylag Goose, House Martin, Kestrel, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, Robin, Rook, Sand Martins, Shoveler, Snipe, Swallow , Teal, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon,

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