April Guided Bird Walk.
On a pleasant Spring morning a group of 27 enthusiasts set off on a walk to Milltown Quarry.
This walk is the longest we do for our guided walks and soon the group were straggled over some 200 metres! Surprisingly, the fields and hedgerows were quiet and until we got to the quarry the only excitement we got was a few circling buzzards, which we, despite trying very hard couldn’t turn them into anything else! Eventually, the quarry provided lots of Chiffchaffs and singing (but rarely seen) Blackcaps as well as a couple of Sparrowhawks.
To summarise, beautiful scenery, good company but a little light on birds!
The full list –
Chiffchaff, Sand Martin, Goldfinch, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Coot, Wren, Crow, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Rook, Song Thrush, Magpie, Mallard, Cormorant, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Greenfinch, Buzzard, Heron, Swallow, House Sparrow, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Blackbird, Long Tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Gadwall, Moorhen, Dunnock, Greylag, Teal, Bullfinch, Brambling, Gt Crested Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Snipe, Tufted Duck.
Thanks to everybody for supporting.
The next walk will be on Saturday May 4th when we will get the Spring bounty we hoped for this time.