Fourteen members of Plymouth Branch of Devon Birds met on a bright and showery day seeing a total of 58 species during their visit to the reserve. A good range of species were recorded across the various habitats in the area. The highlights of the day were the excellent, prolonged views of Little Stint, Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper from the Island Hide on Black Hole Marsh. Species listed below.
Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Pheasant, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Water Rail, Moorhen, Lapwing, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Black Tailed Godwit, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon, Swallow, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Cetti’s Warbler, Wren, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Starling.
John Lloyd (Event Leader)
Photographs courtesy of Martin Ingram