GBC trip to WWT Steart Marshes

On Sat 13th 12 participants braved the strong wind for a visit to this reserve which gets better and better. We saw some quality birds in the 59 species logged: Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Pheasant, Little Grebe, 1 Glossy Ibis, 1 Spoonbill, 12 Cattle Egret!!, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Moorhen, Coot, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, 2 Little Stint, Dunlin, Ruff, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Raven, Blue Tit, Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Wren, Starling, Blackbird , Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, and Linnet.

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