On an overcast morning with a forecast of heavy rain, 26 participants came on the GBC monthly pubic walk today, – with a special welcome to some new faces.
Fortunately it remained mainly dry, and 49 (!) species were seen/heard, the highlights being- Bittern ,Slavonian Grebe,Goosander, Chiffchaff, 12 Reed Bunting,Goldeneye, Kingfisher, a very close Sparrowhawk perched on a post for several minutes, and the large number of wildfowl on the pool.
Bittern, Blackbird, Canada Goose, Cetti’s Warbler , Chiffchaff , Common Gull , Cormorant
Gadwall , Goosander , Great Tit , Grey Heron , Herring Gull , Jackdaw, Mallard , Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed Tit , Mistle Thrush Pied Wagtail , Redshank
Robin, Slavonian Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Teal, Wigeon, Wren, Blue Tit, Coot, Chaffinch,
Collared Dove, Carrion Crow, Black -headed Gull, Dunnock , Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Greenfinch, Greylag Goose, House Sparrow ,Kingfisher ,Little Grebe, Magpie,
Meadow Pipit ,Mute Swan, Pochard, Reed Bunting, Shoveler, Song Thrush, Starling, Tufted Duck ,Woodpigeon,