An impressive 18 people (including 5 enthusiastic youngsters) turned up for this month's Birdwalk, led by Lois  (Des being away on ornithological adventures elsewhere). The weather was overcast and quite cold but we recorded 21 different bird species including a pair of Mistle Thrush and a flock of 20 Redwing. The full list was as follows:

Blackbird: a few seen

Blue Tit: seen and heard

Carrion Crow: 2 or 3

Chaffinch: a female seen

Coal Tit: 1 seen

Collared Dove: 1 seen

Dunnock: heard

Feral Pigeon: seen

Goldfinch: seen and heard

Great Tit: seen and heard

Greenfinch: at least one seen and heard

Herring Gull: seen

House Sparrow: seen gathering nesting materials

Lesser Black-backed Gull: seen flying around the park

Magpie: seen

Mistle Thrush: a pair seen gathering nesting material

Pied Wagtail: one seen by the cafe

Robin: seen and heard

Redwing: a group of 20 feeding on the ground

Starling: heard and seen feeding on the ground

Wood Pigeon: several seen

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Comment by Des Bowring on March 23, 2016 at 13:32

A record turn-out. Well done!

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