Trip reports

RSPB Medmerry, Sidlesham & Church Norton

Collared dove sitting in grass

Saturday, 6 June 2015

A coach left the Eastbourne area at 7.30 am to visit Medmerry, Sidlesham and Church Norton with Sedley Underdown and Neil Greenaway and other Group Members to seek out which species of birds could be seen at these reserves. They were redshank, mallard, teal, black tail godwit, avocet, little ringed plover, magpie, shelduck, lapwing, coot, stock dove, wood pigeon, black winged stilt, chiffchaff, swift, black headed gull, kestrel, swallow, house martin, lesser white throat, skylark, greenfinch, chaffinch, crow, rook, goldfinch, Cetti's warbler, reed warbler, dunnock, great crested grebe, sedge warbler, blackbird, mute swan, buzzard, hobby, oystercatcher, yellow hammer, starling, tufted duck, moorhen, linnet, meadow pipit, little grebe, gadwall, reed bunting, lesser and great black backed gull, herring gull, house sparrow, cuckoo, curlew, little, sandwich and common tern, cormorant, heron, little egret, collard dove, robin, pheasant, red-legged partridge and jay. This made an impressive list of 63 different species.