Ten hardy souls took part on the GBC monthly Saturday morning bird walk, very blustery with occasional squally showers. We were very pleased to log 36 species. Highlights included two Ringed Plover, and a Med Gull (thanks to Tom) a Great Spotted Woodpecker in flight, and a small flock of Golden Plover between the pool and the Centre.
Black-headed Gull 10+ Meadow Pipit 3 Magpie 3
Mute Swan 3 Blue Tit 2 Gadwall 4
Collared Dove 2 Canada Goose 6 Golden Plover 10+
Ringed Plover 2 Cetti’s Warbler -Heard Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Sparrowhawk 1 Wigeon 6 Swallow 1
Water Rail 1 Wren Greenfinch 2
Woodpigeon 1 Goldcrest 1 Mediterranean Gull 1
Cormorant 6 Goldfinch 7 Pied Wagtail 1
Blackbird 1 Great Tit 2 Mallard 6
Buzzard 1 Coot 30+ Long-tailed Tit
Carrion Crow 6 Herring Gull 10+ Robin
Chaffinch 3 Jackdaw 40+ House Sparrow 10+
Apologies for gaps, I copy and pasted the list from Bird Track, then ended up with a long list. Then when published, the columns came out of line!