In fairly atrocious weather, 15 folk joined in the Christmas celebrations on our monthly public birdwalk this morning. We were pleased to log 33 species, the highlights being 2 Great White Egrets in the North shore reedbeds, plus a Sparrowhawk hiding amongst the branches next to the hide.
Great White Egret, Black-headed Gull , Blue Tit , Canada Goose, Chaffinch ,Coot ,
Dunnock , Great Crested Grebe , Redwing, Greenfinch , Herring Gull , Magpie ,
Lesser Black-backed Gull , Mute Swan , Raven , Sparrowhawk , Tufted Duck ,
Woodpigeon , Blackbird , Bullfinch , Carrion Crow , Collared Dove , Cormorant,
Gadwall , Great Tit , Grey Heron , Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit , Mallard , Pochard,
Song Thrush , Teal , Wigeon .
Everyone enjoyed the ‘beautiful’ decorations, hot mulled juice, mince pies and snacks.
With thanks to Strinda for leading the walk.