Trip reports

Field Trip to Stodmarsh & Grove Ferry

Hobby chasing dragonflies
RSPB images

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A cool day with strong winds and so we were lucky to see so many summer migrants. The highlights were a perched hobby with scope views and also views of sand and house martins flying very low and near to the hide.

Eight people came.
Leader: Carol Goulden

Birds seen:
Great crested grebe
Cormorant
Grey heron
Mute swan
Greylag goose
Canada goose
Coot
Moorhen
Common tern
Common gull
Great black-backed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Herring gull
Black-headed gull
Kestrel
Hobby (perched and flying)
Marsh harrier
Hen harrier
Pochard
Mallard
Tufted duck
Shelduck
Shoveler
Gadwall
Lapwing
Redshank
Garden warbler
Reed warbler
Sedge warbler
Willow warbler
Chiffchaff
Cetti's warbler
Whitethroat
Blackcap
Nightingale
House martin
Sand martin
Swallow
Swift
Green woodpecker
Great spotted woodpecker
Treecreeper
Long tailed tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Wood pigeon
Collared dove
Cuckoo (heard)
Magpie
Carrion crow
Jackdaw
Starling
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
Wren
Robin
Dunnock
Blackbird
Pheasant
Reed bunting

62 bird species in total


Flowers: Cow Parsley, Dandelion, Bluebell, Ground Ivy, Groundsel, Buttercup, Lady's Smock, White Dead Nettle, Stitchwort, Forget-me-not, Jack by the Hedge, Coltsfoot and Red Campion, (13).

Butterflies: Orange tip (1) and small white (1).