Trip reports

Field trip - Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

On a dry sometimes sunny morning with a cold north-east wind, eleven RSPB members enjoyed excellent birding, with highlights of hen harrier and spotted redshank. We finished at 2 o'clock as heavy wintry showers swept in.

Bird species seen (50)

Little grebe
Great crested grebe
Little egret
Cormorant
Grey heron
Moorhen
Coot
Canada goose
Greylag goose
Mute swan
Kestrel
Hen harrier (female) **
Tufted duck
Teal
Mallard
Shoveler
Gadwall
Shelduck
Wigeon
Black-headed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Common gull
Avocet (hundreds)
Dunlin
Lapwing
Redshank
Spotted redshank **
Greenshank *
Oystercatcher
Blackbird
Dunnock
Robin
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Wood pigeon
Collared dove
Chiffchaff
Cetti's warbler
Magpie
Carrion crow
Jackdaw
Starling
Wren
Blue tit
Great tit
Long-tailed tit
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Reed bunting

Flower species seen (6)
White dead nettle
Alexanders
Comfrey
Ground ivy
Periwinkle
Alkanet

Mammal species seen (1)
Weasel