Bird Meeting Sunday 19th January 2020

14 members meet on a lovely but cold morning at the car park at Binfield for a walk lead by David Biggs by the west bank of the River Medina.  We started our morning looking at the species at Binfield and noted two Mute Swan, some Woodpigeon, Magpie, and Blackbird. A number of Coot were seen on the west bank of the River as were Mallard and Oystercatcher. Also seen were Brent Geese, Redshank, Black-headed Gull and one Mediterranean Gull was seen flying. Several Great Black Backed Gull were standing on various bouys on the river and at least three Little Grebe were spotted busily feeding. A Green Woodpecker was heard calling and a Curlew was standing on the exposed mud as was a Little Egret. Turnstone flew by. A Song Thrush was heard calling as was a Skylark. A mixed flock of Meadow Pipit and Rock Pipit were on the bushes, ground and fence. Also in the bushes were a Stonechat, four Reed Bunting and 7 Yellowhammer, of which two males were showing brightly in the sunlight. Towards the Folly we added to our species count with Great Tit, Goldfinch, Starling, Dunnock, Jay and Herring Gull and a Pied Wagtail. Back at the car park a Raven was heard calling. In all we noted 41 species. Jackie Hart

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