Trip reports

Walk in Clyne Gardens

Walk in Clyne Gardens
John Roach

Sunday, 7 January 2018

The small group met at Blackpill Wildlife Centre and after 30 minutes birdwatching at Blackpill foreshore there was a walk around Clyne Gardens. The group entered through the main entrance by the Woodman pub and followed a circular anti-clockwise route up to the Westport Avenue entrance area before crossing the Japanese bridge to the westerly border down to the Clyne Church exit. The trees were shorn of their leaves but the strong low sun made species rather easy to identify only if the sun was behind the observers back. Species seen included goldcrest, blue tit, great tit, robin, nuthatch, blackbird, woodpigeon, chaffinch, raven and carrion crow but, disappointingly, no g.s. woodpeckers. The photo shows the group trying to identify birds high up in some oak trees. The highlight to the walk was the near sighting of a marsh tit among a group of long tailed tits.