Trip reports

Field trip - Bedgebury Pinetum

Field trip - Bedgebury Pinetum
Penny Skoyles

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A sunny, still afternoon with frost lingering in shady spots. Beautiful autumnal colours on the trees in the old Pinetum and good light conditions. Eight members attended for a half day's birding from 12.00 noon till dusk.

30 Bird Species seen:
Cormorant
Mallard
Coot
Moorhen
Pheasant (h)
Black-headed gull
Woodpigeon
Collared dove
Pied wagtail
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Redwing
Mistle thrush
Coal tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Nuthatch
Robin
Goldcrest
Wren (h)
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion crow
Greenfinch
Chaffinch
Siskin
Redpoll
Crossbill (up to 15 flying and calling)
Hawfinch (briefly perched)

A bumblebee was seen briefly!

Leader: Carol Goulden