Trip reports

Weekend Walk - Worsbrough Country Park

Robin sitting in grass

Saturday, 2 September 2017

It was a lovely sunny late summer morning making conditions perfect for our bird walk.

Standing on a bridge by the reservoir overflow was a delight with Coots, Mallards, a Grey Heron and a Grey Wagtail vying for our attention. There was a flat calm on the reservoir with Swallows and House Martins skimming its surface, and we remarked that there were a good numbers of Great-crested Grebes.

The hedgerows held Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, House Sparrows, Robins and Wrens - although the dense foliage made spotting them difficult. An obliging Chiffchaff burst suddenly into song, and high in the sky we spotted Buzzard, Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon.

Walking on through farmland, we added Goldfinch, Jay and Long-tailed Tit to our lists and a distant Great Spotted Woodpecker appeared in a tree top - giving everyone great views through the telescope.

We returned to the Mill courtyard cafe - a fitting end to a memorable bird walk.

9 people attended
38 bird species seen.
Star bird: Great-spotted Woodpecker

Full list of bird species:
Blue tit
Black-headed Gull
Buzzard
Blackbird
Blackcap
Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
Coot
Cormorant
Coal Tit
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Grey Heron
Grey Wagtail
Great-crested Grebe
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Great Tit
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jay
Jackdaw
Kestrel
Long-tailed Tit
Mallard
Magpie
Moorhen
Nuthatch
Pheasant
Peregrine Falcon
Robin
Swallow
Wood Pigeon
Willow Warbler
Wren