Saturday 24 November 2018, 09.15 to 13.15
The Rother Valley Country Park, provides various outdoor activities for the public and includes a nature reserve. There are no hides but it was a dry day (if rather dull) and not too cold. We spent most of our time in the reserve but there were several birds to see on the main lake as well.
Early on a skein of some 25 Pink-Footed Geese flew over and we spotted a female Red-Crested Pochard that was hugging the shallows in front of the island on the main lake. There were good numbers of Cormorant, Lapwing,Tufted Duck and Goldeneye to be seen.
Seeing the range of habitat on offer, there was general consensus to visit this site in early spring next time.
Members participating: 6
Bird list (43 species seen and/or heard)
|Little Grebe||Pochard||Song Thrush|
|Great Crested Grebe||Tufted Duck||Redwing|
|Little Egret||Moorhen||Long-Tailed Tit|
|Grey Heron||Coot||Blue Tit|
|Mute Swan||Lapwing||Great Tit|
|Pink-Footed Goose||Black-Headed Gull||Jay|
|Greylag Goose||Lesser Black-Backed Gull||Magpie|
|Wigeon||Pied Wagtail||Carrion Crow|