Trip reports

Group Trip to Gibraltar Point on 21st May 2017

Group Trip to Gibraltar Point on 21st May 2017
Peacock Butterfly Robert Haigh Publicity

Monday, 29 May 2017

The group were pleased to see the new visitor centre which looks very impressive set against the landscape. Gibraltar Point is a large Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Reserve with various habitats including beach and wetland areas .Birds that were seen included spoon bill, Garganey, Whimbrel, Black Tailed Godwit, Common Tern, Avocet and Skylark along with large numbers of Warblers including Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and White throat. A Cuckoo was also seen for some the 1st for several years. The Little Terns were hard to spot but were seen at sea from the beach a long distance away. Some were lucky enough to see a Short eared Owl. A number of Mammals were seen including Seals, Muntjac and Roe deer, Hares and Rabbits. Sightings of butterflies included Orange tip, Red Admiral and Peacock butterfly. A good number of birds were seen on the journey home including Yellow Hammer Grey Partridge and Mistle thrush. The group left Gibraltar point at 5pm after a very enjoyable day with the group seeing over 60 birds.