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Written by Keith Dodd   


Paul Highman led 15 of us around the Nature Reserve on a cold bright calm morning, starting at 6 am.

A total of 30 species were seen/heard, including numerous warblers.

The highlights were a large flock of Sand Martins feeding over the river close to their nesting bank, and a magnificently coloured male Bullfinch in bright sunlight at the top of an ash tree.

Paul's knowledge and expertise was greatly appreciated.

Keith

 

PS: Paul was not able to record the number of each species as he was busy leading the walk. The following were sighted/heard: (Clicking on the species below will get you to the relevant page in our bird register)

 

Blackbird Dunnock Mute Swan
Blackcap Great Tit Pheasant
Blue Tit Green Woodpecker Robin
Bullfinch Greenfinch Sand Martin
Canada Goose Grey Heron Starling
Carrion Crow Greylag Goose Stock Dove
Chaffinch Jackdaw Whitethroat
Chiffchaff Long-tailed Tit Willow Warbler
Collared Dove Mallard Woodpigeon
Cormorant Moorhen Wren

 

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