Reports, with Bird Lists, of our Meetings, Walks and Outings

WEDNESDAY MORNING WALK
at Dorney Wetlands

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016 at 09:30

Details:

On a fairly cold morning, 16 people turned up to walk part of the Jubilee River.

After leaving the car park, we walked towards the first bridge and saw Long-tailed Tit. In the field on the opposite side were Redwing and Fieldfare. When we crossed the bridge, we heard Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler but never saw them.

Crossing the field containing the Hereford cattle, we saw Reed Bunting, Greenfinch, Teal and also Snipe that were flying. We crossed the second bridge and walked towards the weir where the Cormorants were all lined up on the yellow buoys.

We then walked towards Dorney Common where the stream runs between Berks and Bucks and saw Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and a large flock of Linnet (about 80 in total).

On the way back to the car park we saw Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. Some say they saw the Peregrine, in the distance, on the large chimneys in Slough.

We saw a total of 50 birds and 2 that were heard, which a reasonable count is for Dorney Wetlands.

Dorney Wetlands, 17/2/2016, overcast

Mute Swan

Greylag Goose

Canada Goose

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Cormorant

Grey Heron

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Red Kite

Sparrowhawk

Kestrel

Peregrine

Water Rail (Heard)

Moorhen

Coot

Lapwing

Snipe

Black-headed Gull

Common Gull

Herring Gull

Rock Dove

Stock Dove

Wood Pigeon

Green Woodpecker

Magpie

Jackdaw

Carrion Crow

Goldcrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Skylark

Cetti's Warbler (Heard)

Long-tailed Tit

Chiffchaff

Wren

Starling

Blackbird

Fieldfare

Song Thrush

Redwing

Mistle Thrush

Robin

Dunnock

Pied Wagtail

Greenfinch

Siskin

Linnet

Reed Bunting

50 Bird Species seen plus 2 heard

16 People