Bird Group outing to Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve & Bough Beech on 14th Nov 2015

Shaun, Bob and Judy, Bob H, Bob P, Alan N and Sue met at Sevenoaks on what turned out to be an increasingly wet morning, with grey skies and poor visibility. However, we set out in good spirits, and were able to log some 44 species – including a number of sightings of goldcrests, the usual three species of geese, and the usual varieties of duck. Al found a small party of siskins on the alders near the Centre. There were snipe on the islands, and lapwings, but no other waders were found.

The only additional species seen at Bough Beech were shelduck and lesser black backed gull.

The complete list was as follows: Mistle thrush, blackbird, pied wagtail (six or so) goldfinch, chaffinch, greenfinch, siskin, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, dunnock, wren, treecreeper, robin, pheasant, wood pigeon, crow, magpie, jay, great spotted woodpecker, cormorant, herring gull, black headed gull, common gull, lesser black backed gull, lapwing, coot, snipe, moorhen, great crested grebe, grey heron, mute swan, little egret, Canada, greylag and Egyptian geese, mallard, tufted duck, shoveler, gadwall, shelduck, pochard, teal, wigeon.

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