Visit to Pennington Flash – 13 February 2018

By | March 13, 2018

Pennington Flash, one of our regular sites, never fails to provide a good morning’s bird watching even when, as on this occasion, the weather was less than ideal.  Nine members of the group attended our first outing of 2018 and a total of 40 species were recorded.

Highlights on this occasion included:

  • The large number of Goosander
  • 15 long-tailed tits on the bird feeders
  • Water Rail
  • Willow Tit

Click ‘Continue reading’ for the full list of species seen:

 
Species Number Seen Comment
Blackbird A few  
Black-headed Gull Hundreds  
Blue Tit A few  
Bullfinch A few  
Canada Goose Many  
Carrion Crow A few  
Chaffinch A few  
Coal Tit One  
Coot Hundreds  
Cormorant Many  
Dunnock A few  
Gadwall A few  
Goldeneye A few  
Goosander Many  
Great Crested Grebe A few  
Great Tit Several  
Grey Heron 2  
Herring Gull A few  
House Sparrow 1  
Hybrid Duck A few  
Lapwing Many  
Lesser Black-backed Gull Several  
Little Grebe A few  
Long-tailed Tit 15  
Magpie A few  
Mallard Many  
Moorhen Several  
Mute Swan Several  
Nuthatch 1  
Oystercatcher Many  
Reed Bunting A few  
Robin Several  
Shoveler Many  
Song Thrush 2  
Teal Many  
Tufted Duck Several  
Water Rail 1 Peter G / Bill H
Willow Tit 2  
Woodpigeon Several  
Wren 2