Main sighting: Pied Flycatcher
A very interesting & educational GOS walk this morning led by Steph Tyler. Only two members braved the much cooler day with heavy rain forecast from 9.00 am which didn’t materialise until 11.00 am.
Limited bird species the highlight being a Pied Flycatcher nesting in a bird box and visiting to feed young. Other species: Robin, Woodpigeon, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Wren, Carrion Crow, Grey Heron flying over, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Blackbird, Treecreeper, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Stonechat, Blue Tit and possible Redpoll.
Amongst the many plant species pointed out to us were: Zig-Zag Clover, Fairy Flax, Hedge Woundwort, Glaucous Sedge, Tormentil, Lesser Spearwort, Hard Fern, Marsh Thistle, Silverweed, Water Figwort, Marsh Bedstraw, Brookline Speedwort, Corn Mint, Bell Heather, Eared Willow,Scarlet Pimpernel, Yellow (Wood) Pimpernel, and many others. (Apologies to Steph if I have mis-spelled any.)