Trip reports

Saturday Walks 2014: Rickney

Saturday Walks 2014: Rickney
Andy Hay (

Saturday, 18 January 2014

I took 5 members for a gentle stroll along the road to Horse Eye Level and back the same way. We met by Rickney Bridge on a sunny morning after a wet night.

We managed to see all 5 thrush species by the farm and along the hedgerow. Also blue and great tit, a nice charm of goldfinches. The geese and ducks were hard to find over the flooded fields but we did see a flock of lapwings and mixed gulls (herring, lesser black-backed, black-headed). Near Horse Eye Level 4 little egrets were standing on the bank of a ditch. In all 32 species of birds were seen, not including the 5 turkeys walking in the road at the farm.

(Mike Light)