Trip reports

Christmas Walk 28th December 2017

Christmas Walk 28th December 2017
Colin Lambert

Thursday, 28 December 2017

There were seven visitors among this group. A grandfather, father with his daughter was a nice addition to our party and especially as she was "into birds".

I started by explaining that on this walk we usually see purple sandpiper and common gull but by the walk's end much more had been seen.

The walk takes us along the sea wall by Birds Eye where we picked up the sandpipers with turnstones. Charles spotted a fly over of Fieldfare and we all had good sighting of a flock of Linnet. A rock Pipit had been seen on the rocks.

Continuing we had somehow split into two groups when the lead group was called back to just before where the caravan park starts and there, on its own was a superb Snow Bunting.

The expectation of common gull was not achieved as the earth car park was dry. Turning away from the sea wall we walked along the grass keeping the banking on our right to follow the wall that separates the sports field and the banking on the way to our destination.

Once by the wall we had good sightings of great spotted woodpecker, goldcrest, a family of long tailed tits, jay and a muntjac deer.

Howard Bayliss

The list of species seen, kindly provide by Phil Jackson are: -

Cormorant
Buzzard
Purple Sandpiper
Turnstone
Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Woodpigeon
Rock Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Goldcrest
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Linnet
Snow Bunting
Jay