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

Braywick LNR 2018
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 10:00

Details:

The weather was an improvement on the past few days. The sun came out and so did the members and the birds. We had 32 people turn up for a walk along what is called “the cut” which starts at The Thames and goes through Maidenhead and ends up back in the Thames.

Walking along the stream we had good views of nuthatch, goldcrest, teal and grey wagtail which is unusual. Some of the group did see kingfisher, little egret and chiffchaff which is also very good.

It is not a long walk but was very productive this year mainly as the weather was good.

We then walked back over the field but only saw songthrush and long tailed tits. We then went towards the pond and where we planted an Alder tree in 2014 for the 40th anniversary of the East Berks RSPB group.

We had a good morning seeing 42 species and chatting to some members that haven’t been for some time.

Click Here to see our photos from the visit

Braywick LNR, 10/1/2018, sunny periods

Mute Swan

Teal

Mallard

Tufted Duck

Pheasant (H)

Cormorant

Little Egret

Grey Heron

Red Kite

Common Buzzard

Moorhen

Coot

Black-headed Gull

Herring Gull

Stock Dove

Wood Pigeon

Kingfisher

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Ring-necked parakeet

Magpie

Jay

Jackdaw

Carrion Crow

Goldcrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Chiffchaff

Nuthatch

Treecreeper (H)

Wren

Starling

Blackbird

Song Thrush

Redwing

Robin

Dunnock

Grey Wagtail

Chaffinch

Bullfinch

Goldfinch

40 Bird Species seen plus 2 heard

Other Wildlife

Grey Squirrel

Roe Deer

32 People

 
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Braywick Park
Braywick Park

Meet at 10 am in the Nature Centre car park off Hibbert Road, SL6 1UU. OS SU894795 Lat/Long: 51.5070,-0.7123
Click here for a map of the car park location

Facilities: Free parking, toilets, no food.

Habitat: Mainly young woodland, a small overgrown river "The Cut", park, a small pond, some open grassland, sports fields.

Walk: About two miles. Good level paths. Depending on our route, there could be steps and mud. We expect the walk to be accompanied by somebody from the Braywick Nature Centre.

Hope to see fieldfare, redwing chiffchaff, kingfisher & finches.
Plus our 40th anniversary tree.

Click here for a report and birds-seen-list of our visit in October 2015

Trees, pond in foreground Braywick Park and pond

 

The Cut river The Cut in Braywick Nature Reserve