Trip reports

RSPB trip to Pennington Flash and Burton Mere Wetlands on 24 of November 2019

RSPB trip to Pennington Flash and Burton Mere Wetlands on 24 of November 2019
Robert Haigh Publicity

Sunday, 8 December 2019

We left springwood car park at 8. 30am. The weather was cold but fine most of the day. We arrived at Pennington Flash at 9am were there seemed to be a Christmas fun run which was quite noisy but did not seem to effect the birds especially in the bird garden were there was Bull finches, nut hatch and Willow Tits. Along with many other tits and finches. At one point they were all sent flying away by a sparrow hawk that swooped in. From the first Hide lots of lapwing were seen along with Oyster catcher and Kingfisher.

We left Pennington at 12.30 am arriving at Burton Mere one hour later. There was much to be seen at Burton mere including a Great White Egret a Marsh Harrier and a ring tailed Hen Harrier which flew past very close to me in the Hide. There were also thousands of Pink footed geese flying over the site which was a very impressive sight. A Parakeet was also seen which I think is a first for our group. There was a large number of Water birds seen at both sights

We left Burton Mere at 4.30.pm a good day was had by all. 20 people attended at a cost of £20 each over 80 species of Birds were seen by the group.