Visit to Pennington Flash – 30th November 2021

By | December 30, 2021

The weather forecast for the day had not been good with rain and heavy cloud expected and this put some of our members off but five members turned up anyway.  The rain cleared after the first fifteen minutes and conditions improved further during the morning and we were rewarded with sightings of 47 species, our highest total for group visits this year.  A particular highlight was catching a glimpse of a Kingfisher.

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Species Number Seen Comment
Blackbird Several  
Black-headed Gull Many  
Blue Tit A few  
Buzzard 2  
Canada Goose Many  
Carrion Crow Several  
Chaffinch A few  
Coal Tit Several  
Common Gull 1  
Coot Many  
Cormorant c.30  
Dunnock A few  
Feral Mallard Many  
Gadwall Several  
Goldfinch 1 Peter B
Goosander 5  
Great Crested Grebe 2  
Great Tit A few  
Greenfinch 2  
Grey Heron 1  
Kingfisher 1  
Lapwing Many  
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1  
Lesser Redpoll A few  
Linnet A few Bill
Little Grebe A few  
Long-tailed Tit Several  
Magpie A few  
Mallard Many  
Mistle Thrush 1  
Moorhen Many  
Mute Swan c.20  
Nuthatch 1  
Pochard 1 Peter B
Reed Bunting A few  
Robin Several  
Shoveler Several  
Siskin A few  
Song Thrush 1 Bill & Pete G
Sparrowhawk 1 Bill
Stock Dove 6  
Teal Several  
Tree Sparrow 1 Peter H
Tufted Duck Several  
Wigeon Several  
Willow Tit 1  
Woodpigeon A few

Last Updated on December 30, 2021