Trip reports

Field trip - Haysden Country Park

Goosander on water
Goosander: RSPB images

Saturday, 15 December 2018

On a rather grey day in December just three of us visited this local reserve. Cold, but not enough to freeze the trails which were muddy in places. We headed across the flood barrier to Haysden Lake, where we saw one of the highlights, two kingfisher, and round Longfield Lake, which produced 8 magnificent goosander. A local venue but a worthwhile morning's stroll.

Common gull 2 (poss)
Herring gull 2
Black headed gull 10+
Tufted duck 50
Mute swan 2
Greylag goose 20
Canada goose 2
Cormorant 20
Great crested grebe 16
Little egret 10
Grey heron 2
Robin 2
Blackbird 6
Song thrush 1
Blue tit 4
Coal tit 1
Goldcrest 4
Long-tailed tit 12
Great tit 1
Goldfinch 8
Linnet 20
Carrion crow 4
Green woodpecker (H) 2
Kingfisher 2
Goosander 8
Mallard 6
Mandarin duck 8
Woodpigeon 5
Treecreeper 2
Wren 2
Redwing 10
Magpie 6
Jackdaw 3
Moorhen 2
Coot 6
Dunnock 2

36 species in all. Thanks to Tom Gordon for compiling this list.