Trip reports

Colne Valley & Bricket Wood Visit

House martin in flight

Monday, 23 April 2018

This walk was organised as part of Sustainable St Albans Week. We started from the Gate PH and entered into Bricket Wood by the Abbey Line rail bridge. The walk covered two wooded areas and a common with pools, the second wood was covered in bluebells, then on to paddocks and parkland, crossing the river Colne twice and farmland back to the Gate PH.

List of birds seen :
Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Jay, Blue Tit , Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Chaffinch, Woodpigeon, Blackcap, Magpie, Coal Tit, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Red Kite, Pied Wagtail, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Swallow, House Martin, Ravens, Linnet, Goldfinch, Peregrine, House Sparrow, Skylark, Lesser Black-backed Gull , Rose-Ringed Parakeet (35)