Bird Meeting at Newtown National Nature Reserve on 18th December 2022

Just 3 brave soles meet at the car park on a very wet morning. We decided on a quick visit to the field overlooking Causeway Lake before headed to the bird hide for shelter. We could see a few Teal, Wigeon, Mallard and Pintail, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit from the field. Although we were shielded from the rain in the hide visibility was very poor and we spent about an hour there. Dunlin, Redshank, Grey Plover were in the scrape and on the main marsh a flock of about 20 Knot was seen with a larger number of Golden Plover nearby. Cormorant were hanging around and a Little Egret feeding. We also saw Blacked Headed Gull and Brent. On the way back to the car park 2 Collared Dove, Great Tit, House Sparrows, Jackdaws and Woodpigeon were noted. We finished with mince pies and a hot drink in the car. Jackie Hart

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