Ogston Bird Club guided walk 4 December 2021
With our usual leader being AWOL and most of the regular attendees presumably on Christmas shopping duties, the three who turned up opted for a shorter walk to Brackenfield Green returning via Millers Lane and the church.
Initially, the smaller birds were noticeable by their absence although quite a variety were on display at Green Farm on Millers Lane and later the small group size gave us ample opportunity to identify the various species of duck on the reservoir next to Carr Pond.
A total of 38 species were recorded as below in the approximate order of sighting:-
Greylag Goose, Robin, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Blackbird, Teal, Coot, Gadwall, Mute Swan, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Mallard, Grey Wagtail, Moorhen, Jay, Canada Goose, Pheasant, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Magpie, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Goosander (1 male and 3 female), Goldeneye (1 male and 2 female).
- Thursday 23rd June
Kingfisher, Common Tern, 3 Oystercatcher, single Mute Swan
- Wednesday 22nd June
Snipe, Skylark, Common Tern, 270 Greylag Geese, Little Owl, Reed Warbler, 50 Canada Geese
- Tuesday 21st June
Kingfisher, Great Black-backed Gull, Reed Warbler, Common Gull, 2 Curlew, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler
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