Storm ‘Desmond’ failed to deter 12 people from setting off for the Brackenfield loop under the guidance of Paul Beard. Poor light and a strong breeze made some of the more distant identifications challenging, but at least the weather stayed dry and relatively mild. Thirty three species were recorded, the highlights being a Shelduck (regrettably seen by just one person) and a female Goldeneye (seen by everyone).
Full list: Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Coot, Cormorant, Fieldfare, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Lapwing, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Robin, Shelduck, Starling, Stock Dove, Teal, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon.
- Wed 5 May 2021
2 Shelduck, 2 Goosander, a Red Kite SW, a Peregrine, 2 Hobbies together over South…
- Tues 4 May 2021
2 Shelduck, 4 Oystercatchers, 9 LRPlovers, 8 Ringed Plovers, 18 Dunlin, a different Sanderling, 3…
- Mon 3 May 2021
2 Shelduck, 2 Ringed Plovers, 7 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling (first of year), 3 Whimbrel, 1…
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