Category Archives: Guided Walk Reports

A guided bird walk in the Ogston Reservoir area is held on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:30am from the West Bank Car Park (near the Sailing Club). The walk is open to members and non-members, and no charge is made. The walk may be cancelled at short notice if the forecast is for bad weather.

Guided Bird Walk 5th August

Thanks to Wendy Dyson for keeping the bird list for the walk. Here is the full list:- Lapwing, Buzzard, Cormarant, Mallard, Swallow, Wood pigeon, L black backed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Greenfinch, Crow, Canada Goose, Pied wagtail, Common tern, Swift, Tufted … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk 1st July, 2017

Bird list for the walk, thanks to Wendy Dyson Crow, Robin, Wren, Chiffchaff, L t tit, Oystercatcher, Canada goose, Greylag, Heron, Goldfinch, Pheasant, L B Backed Gull, Cormorant, B Headed gull, Swallow, Wood pigeon, Chaffinch, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Sedge … Continue reading

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4th June Guided Bird walk

Thanks to Wendy Dyson for the following:-. A pleasant morning saw about 40 people join the walk. Most did the Brackenfield loop, a few returned after reaching the Church. Four walked down to the River Amber and did the loop of … Continue reading

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6th May 2017 Guided Walk Report

Thanks to Wendy Dyson for the recording on the walk. An excellent list of 69 species were seen. Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Lapwing, Goldfinch, Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow, Little Ringed Plover, Coot, Magpie, Redshank, Cormorant, Herring Gull, … Continue reading

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1st April 2017 walk

Gadwall, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Crow, Sand Martin, Swallow, L B backed Gull, Goldeneye, Graylag Goose, Robin, Chiff Chaff, Lapwing, Blue tit, Teal, Snipe, Wood pigeon, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Mandarin Duck, Oystercatcher, Mallard, Coot, Little Grebe, Grey … Continue reading

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March 2017 – Guided walk report

After a day of continuous rain it was something of a surprise when the walk leader, Paul Beard, set off in search of “plenty of mud”. The dire predictions proved to be wildly overstated and all of the 20+ party … Continue reading

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February 2017 – Guided walk report

Nigel Cater stood in for our regular leader and set out with a large party of 27, on a sunny but rather cold day, for the complete circuit of the reservoir in the usual anti-clockwise direction. This report currently lists … Continue reading

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7th January 2017 Guided Walk.

The first walk of 2017 took place on a mild, dry day. Paul Beard led a group of sixteen adults and two children to Brackenfield and back. A total of 48 species were seen. Species: Blackbird, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Bullfinch, … Continue reading

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December 2016 – Guided Walk Report

Paul Beard lead the way on the Brackenfield loop; anticlockwise for most of the participants this month. Windless conditions meant it was relatively pleasant for December. The sheer abundance of birdlife between the West Bank car park and the church … Continue reading

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1st October 2016 Guided bird walk report

Leader : Nigel Cater Participants : 23 Conditions : Still and bright becoming dull and misty Birds : Blackbird , Black-headed Gull, Bluetit , Bullfinch , Buzzard , Canada Goose , Carrion Crow , Chaffinch , Chiffchaff , Coal Tit … Continue reading

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