Trip reports

Saturday Walks 2013: Firle

Robin sitting in grass

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Eleven members met me in the Firle Village car park on a lovely, sunny day but with a little chill in the air.

From the car park we saw nuthatch, robin, blue tit and great tit. We walked through a small wood and across a paddock with a few ponies. Among the ponies were pied wagtail, song and mistle thrushes.

We moved on to a church yard where there were a lot of finches, tits, house sparrows and blackbirds in the yew and holly trees. After a coffee break we walked along an old drove road and back across the park, where we watched jays hiding acorns. Finally we saw a blackcap by "The Ram" pub.

In all we recorded 25 species of birds, plus red admiral as the sole butterfly species.

(Michael Light)