Pennington Flash 26.09.17

I was just wondering what to write for today’s report of a memorable morning, when an email from our new member Robbie popped up – I think she saved me the job:

Misty autumnal sunshine at Pennington for my first Team Tuesday trip… perfect.
Bird sightings…brilliant.  Company….excellent.
Highlights were many:
From the car park, courtesy of a shared scope, a flotilla of Common Scoter sailing across the middle of the Flash. Lapwings, wheeling and calling, then silent at the waters edge. Sunshine highlighting Snipe stripes as they rested on a bank. A stunning Kingfisher, darting, perching, then a skimming flight across the water. Watching a family of Long- tailed Tits busy on a feeder, then realising in the undergrowth behind was a stalking Water Rail until it was chased away by a belligerent Moorhen.
Pennington delivered again.

Thanks Robbie.

Bird List (BP)

  1. Great- Crested Grebe
  2. Cormorant
  3. Grey Heron
  4. Mute Swan
  5. Canada Goose
  6. Wigeon
  7. Gadwall
  8. Teal
  9. Mallard
  10. Shoveler
  11. Tufted Duck
  12. Common Scoter
  13. Buzzard
  14. Kestrel
  15. Water Rail
  16. Moorhen
  17. Coot
  18. Lapwing
  19. Snipe
  20. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  21. Black-headed Gull
  22. Stock Dove
  23. Wood Pigeon
  24. Kingfisher
  25. Swallow
  26. Grey Wagtail
  27. Wren
  28. Dunnock
  29. Blackbird
  30. Robin
  31. Long-tailed Tit
  32. Willow Tit
  33. Great Tit
  34. Blue Tit
  35. Coal Tit
  36. Jay
  37. Magpie
  38. Carrion Crow
  39. Chaffinch
  40. Greenfinch
  41. Goldfinch
  42. Bullfinch



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