Trip reports

Field trip - Grove Ferry and Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

Field trip - Grove Ferry and Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve
Penny Skoyles

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A group of 14 enjoyed a sunny day at Stodmarsh and Grove Ferry with good views of hobby catching dragonfly and reed warblers singing. A pair of bearded tits also put on a short display.

Birds:
Little grebe
Great crested grebe
Cormorant
Little egret
Grey heron
Mute swan
Greylag goose
Mallard
Shoveler
Pochard
Tufted duck
Marsh harrier
Common kestrel
Hobby
Moorhen
Coot
Lapwing
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Great black-backed gull
Common tern
Stock dove
Woodpigeon
Cuckoo
Common kingfisher
Green woodpecker
Skylark
Swallow
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Nightingale
Blackbird
Cetti's warbler
Sedge warbler
Reed warbler
Lesser whitethroat
Common whitethroat
Garden warbler
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Willow warbler
Bearded tit
Long-tailed tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Common treecreeper
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion crow
Starling
House sparrow
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Yellowhammer
Reed bunting

Flowers: Dandelion, White Dead Nettle, Cow Parsley, Garlic Mustard, Greater Stitchwort, Ground Ivy, Celandine, Red Campion, Bluebells, Forget-me-not, Red Dead Nettle, Milk Thistle, Groundsel, Sow Thistle, Buttercup, Lady's Smock, Daisy, Comfrey, Smooth Sow Thistle, Blackthorn and May. (21)

Butterflies: Red Admiral, Peacock, Greenveined White, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Brimstone (7)

Other: Grey Squirrel, Marsh Frog, Hairy Dragonfly and Red Damselfly.