Trip reports

Dingle Marsh and Pools

Dingle Marsh and Pools
Jane Bond

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

It was quite windy but still very pleasant. Initial sea survey gave a heron which looked more like the purple variety than the grey which provoked a lot of discussion. The start of the walk wasn't very promising as few birds were seen, but things soon improved when a huge flock of barnacle geese flew overhead. Swallows and house martins buzzed the air in the shelter of the bank feeding up before the long flight south. The bank itself had meadow pipits and wheatear, on the shore a flock of ringed plover and a sparrowhawk whizzed by below us on the landward side (not the usual view of this bird). The pools on closer inspection had redshank, greenshank, whimbrel and yellow wagtail. Curlew and sandwich terns flew over. What started as a not very promising morning ended up with 30 birds being seen.

Birds seen:- Pheasant, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Heron, Barnacle Geese, Swallow, House Martin, Skylark, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Meadow Pipit, Black-headed Gull, Coot, Wheatear, Cormorant, Redshank, Lapwing, Heron, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Crow, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Curlew, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Whimbrel, Jay, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Sandwich Tern, Great Black-backed Gull.
Jane Bond