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

Dorney Wetlands 2017
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 09:30

Details:

On a very frosty morning, with an overnight temperature of -5 degrees, 26 hardy souls turned out on the cold and sunny morning.

Walking from the car park on Lake End Road towards the first bridge, not much was seen apart from Gadwell, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Mute Swan. After crossing the bridge some of the group saw a Water Rail and the rest of the group saw one further along the Jubilee River, together with Snipe and Teal.

Crossing the second bridge there were Redwings, Fieldfares, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe and Shoveler and there was also a fox on the opposite bank.

We then walked towards the weir where we saw two Stonechats, Long-tailed Tits, Goldfinches and Greenfinches.

From the weir we walked down onto the Eton Wick field where the stream runs across Dorney Common. This area was very productive. We saw Kingfisher, Cettis Warbler, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.

The total of species seen was 52, which is a good number for a morning's birding.

After returning to our cars, a few of us had a good lunch at a local pub.

Click Here to see a few photos from the trip

Jubilee River and Dorney Wetlands, 17/1/2017, sunny

Mute Swan

Canada Goose

Egyptian Goose

Shelduck

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Shoveler

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Cormorant

Grey Heron

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Red Kite

Sparrowhawk

Common Buzzard

Water Rail

Moorhen

Coot

Snipe

Black-headed Gull

Herring Gull

Wood Pigeon

Collared Dove

Kingfisher

Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Magpie

Jay

Rook

Carrion Crow

Goldcrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Cetti's Warbler

Long-tailed Tit

Chiffchaff

Wren

Blackbird

Fieldfare

Song Thrush

Redwing

Mistle Thrush

Robin

Stonechat

Dunnock

Grey Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

Meadow Pipit

Chaffinch

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Reed Bunting

54 Bird Species

Other Wildlife

Fox

26 People

 

View over Dorney Wetlands and Jubilee River