Main sighting: Bittern
A varied day with blue skies interspersed with extremely heavy showers. 5 members braved the elements for an all day walk culminating in 47 bird species, 6 Butterfly and at least 3 Dragonfly/Damselfly species.
Mute Swan, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Bittern, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, Wren Robin, Blackbird, Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Reed Bunting.
Butterflies: Red Admiral, Peacock, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Small White and Meadow Brown.
Dragonfly/Damselfly – Emperor Dragonfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly.