Trip reports

Wednesday Walk: Cuckmere River (Upstream)

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Our walk went along the Cuckmere river heading north along the causeway before turning across the valley and heading back through mainly woodland. We had 16 members enjoying the magnificent scenery on a bright sunny morning, not too hot, with a light wind.

The birds seen were; reed bunting, buzzard, crow, collared dove, little egret, Canada goose, goldfinch, black headed gull, great black backed gull, herring gull, heron, jackdaw, kestrel, linnet, magpie, mallard, moorhen, wood pigeon, rook, common sandpiper, house sparrow, starling, swallow (pictured), blue tit, great tit and pied wagtail - a total of 26 species.

The butterfly list was somewhat less, i.e. five. They were red admiral, small heath, common blue, gatekeeper and meadow brown.

Chris Barnett