A cold and blustery February day with heavy showers but also sunny intervals. Despite the weather twelve members of the group attended the morning session for our first outing of 2016.
Highlights of the morning included:
- large flocks of Whooper Swans, Geese and Shelduck
- Marsh Harriers
Only two members were able to stay on after lunch, but were treated to good views of the Barn Owl hunting (which one or two of the group had seen in the distance in the morning).
Other highlights of the afternoon were 3 Snipe and a Water Rail, both seen through pouring rain from the shelter of ‘Kingfisher Hide’
In total 52 species were recorded on this visit:
|Coal Tit||A few|
|Great Black-backed Gull||A few|
|Herring Gull||A few|
|House Sparrow||A few|
|Hybrid Duck||A few|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull||A few|
|Meadow Pipit||A few|
Last Updated on February 22, 2016