Visit to Parbold – 9 August 2016

By | September 3, 2016
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Mallards in eclipse plumage at Parbold

This was the group’s first visit to Parbold.  Starting from the sports ground car park a two mile circuit took in a wide variety of habitats including farmland, wildflower meadow, woodland, river and canalside.  The breezy conditions kept many of the smaller birds in the trees making identification difficult but nevertheless an enjoyable morning attended by 10 members of the group.

One of the highlights of the visit came right at the end when we had a good view of a Whitethroat, thanks to Eric for first spotting it!

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Species Number Seen
Blackbird 3
Blue Tit 1
Carrion Crow Many
Chiffchaff Heard only
Goldfinch Many
Greenfinch 1
Herring Gull Several
Jackdaw Many
Magpie A few
Mallard 40+
Meadow Pipit 4
Moorhen 1
Pheasant 5
Swallow Many
Whitethroat 1
Woodpigeon Many

Last Updated on September 3, 2016