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Little Marlow Gravel Pits 2017
New Year's Day morning walk

Date: Sunday 1 January 2017 at 10:00

Details:

On a rather damp overcast morning, with rain forecast for 12 noon, we all met up in the Spade Oak car park for the annual New Year walk around Marlow Gravel Pits.

We left the car park and walked towards the River Thames where we saw Egyptian Geese, Great Crested Grebe and the usual Mallard and Tufted ducks on the river.

Walking along the river, then turning right towards the gravel pits, we saw Fieldfare and Buzzard as we crossed the railway line to the gravel pit.

There were large flocks of Gulls, Lapwings and Greylag Geese and also good views of Snipe.

Leaving the gravel pit and walking up the road we also saw a small flock of Siskin and Goldcrest and some were lucky enough to see Kingfisher and Nuthatch.

Walking back through the area where they have taken down the trees it was very quiet and very little was seen here.

Although it was muddy under foot all 27 people had a good morning bird watching for the first meeting of the year. The total number of birds seen by the group was 57

Click Here to see a few photos from the trip

 

Little Marlow Gravel Pits, 1/1/2017, overcast

Mute Swan

Black Swan

Greylag Goose

Canada Goose

Egyptian Goose

Shelduck

Wigeon

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Shoveler

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Pheasant

Cormorant

Little Egret

Grey Heron

Great Crested Grebe

Red Kite

Sparrowhawk

Common Buzzard

Moorhen

Coot

Lapwing

Snipe

Black-headed Gull

Common Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Herring Gull

Feral Pigeon

Wood Pigeon

Collared Dove

Kingfisher

Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Ring-necked parakeet

Magpie

Jay

Jackdaw

Carrion Crow

Goldcrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Nuthatch

Wren

Starling

Blackbird

Fieldfare

Redwing

Robin

Dunnock

Pied Wagtail

Chaffinch

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Siskin

57 Bird Species

Other Wildlife

Grey Squirrel

27 People