Visit to Pennington Flash – 12 February 2019

By | February 23, 2019

Our first visit of 2019 was to Pennington Flash, one of our regular sites which always provides a good morning’s bird watching.


Ten members of the group attended and a total of 45 species were recorded.


Highlights of this visit included:

  • A mixed flock of about 10 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Siskin
  • A Treecreeper
  • The large number of Goosander
  • 3 Goldeneye
  • Willow Tit, Grey Wagtail and Bullfinch


Thanks to Colin Ratcliff who took a ‘shot in the dark’ and used Photoshop to recover this image of the Treecreeper.


Click ‘Continue reading’ for the full list of species seen and some more pictures taken at Pennington.


Species Number Seen
Blackbird Several
Black-headed Gull Hundreds
Blue Tit A few
Bullfinch A few
Canada Goose Many
Carrion Crow Several
Chaffinch A few
Coal Tit A few
Coot Many
Cormorant c.15
Dunnock 1
Gadwall c.10
Goldeneye 3
Goldfinch A few
Goosander 12+
Great Crested Grebe 2
Great Tit Several
Greenfinch 2
Grey Heron 3
Grey Wagtail 1
Jackdaw A few
Jay Heard only
Lapwing Many
Lesser Black-backed Gull A few
Lesser Redpoll c.10
Long-tailed Tit Several
Magpie Several
Mallard Many
Moorhen Many
Mute Swan Many
Nuthatch Heard only
Oystercatcher Several
Pheasant 1
Pied Wagtail 2
Reed Bunting Several
Robin Several
Shoveler Several
Siskin 3
Song Thrush Heard only
Stock Dove 5
Teal Many
Treecreeper 1
Tufted Duck A few
Willow Tit A few
Woodpigeon Several


Last Updated on February 23, 2019