Trip reports

Marsworth Reservoirs, Tring

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Weather sunny spells with threatening showers that held off for the duration of our walk around Startopsend, Tringford and Marsworth Reservoirs. The star bird was the hobby giving us good views from the causeway between Startopsend and Marsworth as it hunted for dragonflies over the reeds. Red kite, buzzard and kestrel gave us a good raptor count. Lower than usual water levels left a muddy beach for the ringed plover and sandpiper.

Seen: Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Red Crested Pochard, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Moorhen, Coot, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie,Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch,