Visit to Pennington Flash – 12 April 2016

By | April 25, 2016

Bird Watching 2016-04-12 Pennington Flash-3

The weather was cloudy but mostly dry for this visit to Pennington Flash which was attended by nine members of the group.  The light winds made conditions much more favourable for spotting smaller birds than on our previous outings in 2016.

Highlights included:

  • Seeing (rather than just hearing) a Cetti’s Warbler, and at close quarters.
  • Great Crested Grebes
  • Willow Tits
  • The variety of different bird species seen

In total, 42 different species were recorded on this visit:

Blackbird Several
Blackcap Two
Black-headed Gull Many
Blue Tit Several
Bullfinch Several
Canada Goose Many
Carrion Crow A few
Cetti’s Warbler One
Chaffinch Several
Chiffchaff Several
Coal Tit A few
Coot Many
Cormorant Many
Dunnock A few
Goosander One
Great Crested Grebe Several
Great Tit Several
Greenfinch A few
Grey Heron A few
Herring Gull A few
Hybrid Duck A few
Lapwing One
Lesser Black-backed Gull Several
Long-tailed Tit A few
Magpie Several
Mallard Many
Mistle Thrush One
Moorhen Several
Mute Swan Several
Nuthatch One
Pheasant Heard only
Reed Bunting Several
Robin Several
Sand Martin Many
Shoveler A few
Song Thrush A few
Stock Dove A few
Teal Several
Tufted Duck Many
Willow Tit A few
Willow Warbler A few
Woodpigeon Several


Last Updated on April 25, 2016