Trip reports

RSPB Minsmere 8 December 2014

RSPB Minsmere 8 December 2014
Pat Chilvers

Monday, 8 December 2014

Starting at the Reception bird feeders we continued along to the North Bushes where some were lucky enough to see a goldcrest. We continued into the North hide where the sun was against us. We then walked up along the North Wall to the beach where we saw gannet way offshore, red-throated diver very close to the shore and common scoters in the mid-distance. Some Whooper swans were spotted in the pools heading back to Reception. 51 species seen and heard: not a bad listing for a two and a half hour walk.

Birds seen:
Whooper swan, Mute swan, blue tit, great tit, coal tit, greenfinch, goldfinch, chaffinch, moorhen, little grebe, great-crested grebe, shoveler, mallard, gadwall, meadow pipit, red-throated diver, common scoter, cormorant, lesser black-backed gull, greater black-backed gull, black-headed gull,
herring gull, graylag goose, greater spotted woodpecker, lapwing, grey heron, blackbird, redwing, fieldfare, carrion crow, robin, kestrel, pied wagtail, little egret, shelduck, teal, wigeon, curlew, redshank, goldeneye, marsh harrier, woodpigeon, magpie, gannet, pheasant , starling, jay, goldcrest.

Birds heard:
Wren, cetti's warbler, green woodpecker (3 heard).


Pat Newman. Fieldtrip Leader