Trip reports

Field Trip to Elmley National Nature Reserve

Field Trip to Elmley National Nature Reserve
Penny Skoyles

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Eight members braved a grey misty day with a light breeze and were rewarded with large numbers of waders and wigeon and a good number of marsh harrier sightings.

47 different birds were seen:
Little grebe
Great crested grebe
Cormorant
Little egret
Grey heron
Mute swan
Greylag goose
Canada goose
Brent goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Pintail
Shoveler
Marsh harrier
Common kestrel
Pheasant
Moorhen
Coot
Ringed plover
Golden plover
Lapwing
Dunlin
Curlew
Common redshank
Turnstone
Black-headed gull
Common gull
Herring gull
Great black-backed gull
Woodpigeon
Skylark
Meadow pipit
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Stonechat
Blackbird
Cetti's warbler
Blue tit
Rook
Carrion crow
Starling
House sparrow
Goldfinch