Trip reports

Stanpit Marsh

Stanpit Marsh
Tony Bates

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

17 members and 6 non-members turned up for the walk around Stanpit Marsh and we set off from the car park towards the visitors centre.

Along the path were observed robin, and stonechat while in the adjacent recreation field were magpie, wood pigeon and blackbird.

At the North Marsh were carrion crow, little egret, black-headed gull and curlew.

The most abundant area was observed on the East Marsh with flocks of Brent geese, wigeon, and lapwing. In amongst these were pintail, ringed plover, dunlin and oystercatcher. To the south end of the marsh were great black-backed gull, common gull, coot and teal.

On the walk from the East Marsh to Grimmery Marsh grey heron, little egret and mute swan were observed in the reed bed and inlets. At Grimmer bank there was another flock of lapwing sitting at the water edge.

From here, we walked towards Purcell Stream. On passing Parky Meade Rail, redshank, teal, black-tailed godwits, and little grebe were seen. At Purcell Stream were meadow pipit, blue tit, long-tailed tit, great tit, magpie, goldfinch, and greenfinch.

On returning to the car park two jays were spotted.

Birds seen:
Robin, crow, little egret, stonechat, pintail, ringed plover, mute swan, wigeon, grey heron, starling, dunlin, Brent geese, coot, great black-backed gull, common gull, oystercatcher, lapwing, black-headed gull, mallard, teal, black-tailed godwit, little grebe, cormorant, curlew, redshank, wood pigeon, meadow pipit, blackbird, long-tailed tit, great tit, blue tit, jay, magpie, carrion crow, goldfinch and greenfinch.