Monthly public walk
Thanks again for a great walk Strinda. Twenty-one folk came along, with a special welcome to some new people.
We found /heard 48 species, more than we expected on a very warm day in mid July, the highlights being – 3 Herons and a Little Egret in one tree, a Kingfisher, and 3 Hirundine species and Swift seen in two minutes.
Full list- Black-headed Gull ,Blackcap ,Bullfinch ,Canada Goose 80+,Chiffchaff , Cetti’sWarbler ,Common Sandpiper ,Cormorant ,Goldfinch ,Greenfinch ,Greylag Goose
House Martin ,Jackdaw ,Kingfisher ,Linnet ,Long-tailed Tit ,Mallard ,Pheasant
Reed Warbler ,Song Thrush ,Starling ,Swift ,Willow Warbler ,Wren ,Blackbird
Blue Tit ,Buzzard ,Carrion Crow ,Chaffinch ,Collared Dove ,Coot with well-grown chicks,
Dunnock ,Great Crested Grebe with well grown chick,Grey Heron 4,Herring Gull ,House Sparrow ,Kestrel ,Lesser Black-backed Gull ,Little Egret 2,Magpie ,Mute Swan PiedWagtail Sand Martin ,Sparrowhawk ,Swallow ,Whitethroat ,Woodpigeon (Pink-Footed Goose)
Also recorded were-
Dragonflies- Black-tailed skimmer, Emperor, Common Darter. Butterflies- Common Blue, Small Copper, Ringlet, Comma, Red Admiral, Small White, Green Veined White …….and a Shrew