Trip reports

Morning Outing to Therfield Heath

Sunday, 16 February 2014

A very enjoyable day was had at Therfield Heath started well with Siskins and a Linnet in with the finch flock feeding around the bushes by the car park. Then walking up to the Icknield Way we had great views of Skylarks singing all around us and a good views of a kestrel hunting overhead. Near the top of the heath we had distance view of a Buzzard and a kestrel showed well on the wires.

Walking down the Icknield Way we had great views of a few Browns Hares and a few of us had a flyby
Sparrowhawk where we saw Red-legged Partridge and Grey Partridge feeding around the field edges and with a few of a few different gulls before stopping at the field to take in the view where we came across a group of over 300 Golden Plovers before we headed back where we had a super view of a Green Woopecker feeding at the top of the heath.

Species list
1. Siskin
2. Linnet
3. Goldfinch
4. Rook
5. Black-headed gull
6. Great Tit
7. Wood Pigeon
8. Stock Dove
9. Pied Wagtail
10. SkyLark
11. Kestrel
12. Green Woodpecker
13. Blackbird
14. Chaffinch
15. Buzzard
16. Crow
17. Blue Tit
18. Dunnock
19. Chaffinch
20. Long tailed tit
21. Fieldfare
22. Red-legged Partridge
23. Grey Partridge
24. Sparrowhawk
25. Common Gull
26. Lesser-backed Gull
27. Wren
28. Robin
29. Jackdaw
30. Magpie
31. Golden Plover