Visit to Burton Mere RSPB and Dee Estuary – 31st October 2017

By | December 26, 2017

Eight members of the group attended this visit and we had the benefit by being guided by a guest leader, Peter Twist.  We were very grateful for his considerable expertise in identifying birds by song as well as by sight.

The morning was spent on the RSPB reserve and the afternoon at the Dee Estuary, Denhall Lane.

A total of 64 species were recorded on this visit, the largest number recorded by the group on a single visit.

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Species Number Seen Comment
Avocet 4 BM
Black Swan 1 BM
Blackbird A few Both sites
Black-headed Gull Hundreds Both sites
Black-tailed Godwit Several BM
Blue Tit A few BM
Buzzard A few Both sites
Canada Goose A few BM
Carrion Crow Many Both sites
Cetti’s Warbler Heard only BM
Chaffinch A few BM
Coal Tit 2 BM
Common Gull Several BM
Coot c.30 BM
Curlew A few DE
Dunnock Heard only BM
Gadwall A few Both sites
Goldfinch Many Both sites
Great Black-backed Gull 2 BM
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 BM
Great Tit A few BM
Great White Egret 2 DE
Greenfinch 4 Both sites
Grey Heron 3 Both sites
Grey Partridge 17 DE
Grey Wagtail 1 DE
Greylag Goose c.25 BM
Hen Harrier 1 DE
House Sparrow Several DE
Hybrid Duck A few BM
Jackdaw Many Both sites
Jay 1 DE
Kestrel 3 Both sites
Lapwing Many Both sites
Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 DE
Little Egret 10 DE
Long-tailed Tit 6 BM
Magpie Several Both sites
Mallard Many Both sites
Marsh Harrier 2 DE
Meadow Pipit 6 DE
Merlin 1 BM
Moorhen 5 BM
Nuthatch 2 BM
Pied Wagtail 4 Both sites
Pink-footed Goose c.120 DE
Raven 2 BM
Redshank 5 BM
Robin A few Both sites
Rook Many DE
Ruff 8 Both sites
Shelduck A few Both sites
Short-eared Owl 1 DE
Shoveler A few BM
Snipe 1 BM
Starling Several Both sites
Stock Dove 2 BM
Stonechat Heard only Both sites
Teal Many BM
Treecreeper Heard only BM
Tufted Duck A few BM
Wigeon Several BM
Woodpigeon A few BM
Wren 1 (+ others heard) BM

(BM = Burton Mere RSPB; DE = Dee Estuary, Denhall Lane)

Last Updated on December 26, 2017