Visit to RSPB Marshside – 10th April 2018

By | April 19, 2018

Ten members of the group attended this visit to one of our regular sites.  Heavy rain for much of the morning meant we stayed in the main hide for more than half the visit.  Highlight of this part of the visit was the sighting of a Spoonbill.

After the rain cleared some of us moved on to Nel’s hide for the rest of the visit.  Here we had our first sighting’s of the year of Swallows and Sand Martins.

A good morning’s bird watching despite the rain.

Click ‘Continue reading’ for the full list of 36 species recorded:

Species Number Seen
Avocet Several
Blackbird A few
Black-headed Gull Hundreds
Black-tailed Godwit Hundreds
Canada Goose Several
Carrion Crow Several
Coot Several
Cormorant 1
Gadwall A few
Greylag Goose A few
Herring Gull A few
Lapwing Many
Lesser Black-backed Gull Several
Little Egret A few
Little Grebe A few
Magpie 1
Mallard Many
Mediterranean Gull 2
Moorhen Several
Mute Swan Several
Oystercatcher Several
Pintail Several
Pochard Several
Redshank Several
Ruff Several
Sand Martin A few
Shelduck Many
Shoveler Many
Skylark 1
Spoonbill 1
Starling Several
Swallow A few
Teal Several
Tufted Duck Several
Wigeon A few
Woodpigeon A few



Last Updated on April 19, 2018