Trip reports

RSPB outing to Pennington flash and Burton Mere Wetlands on 20/11/2016

RSPB outing to Pennington flash and Burton Mere Wetlands on 20/11/2016
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The weather was very wet in Huddersfield but fine by the time we arrived at Pennington Flash at 9.30am, after the rain lifted there were sunny spells throughout the day. On arrival the group were treated to views of a long tailed duck which was situated next to the car park. Scaup, Willow tit and Kingfisher was also seen by some. The coach left Pennington at 12.00 and arrived at Burton mere at 1.00pm. The group had views of green winged teal from the viewing area in the information centre. On the trail to the salt marsh viewing point a long eared owl was seen roosting. On arrival at the viewing point there were views of Marsh Harrier and at least three Short eared owls. The group arrived back at the information centre to find that two cattle egrets had flown in front of the viewing area. As the group walked back to the bus some were treated to views of a fox. The coach left Burton Mere around 4.15; about 76 species of bird were seen (a day trip record) making it a very successful outing, some of the group suggested a future visit in spring may be a good idea.
Liz O'Reily Outings Organiser