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Trip Report - 2018

The Field Trips Report for earlier years are still available.

Clumber Park
6th January 2018

Only two members managed the traditionally first field trip of the year. The weather was bright with just a couple of showers. The highlight of the trip was finding Hawfinch, the first here since our visit in 2013. There were 3 in the woods by the church and at least one other as we reached the bottom end of the lake. There were huge numbers of birds on the main lake, with at least 100 Mute Swan, 500 Coot, 200 Tufted Duck and 150 Mallard together with almost 500 Black-headed Gulls. Many of the regular birds were absent (no woodpeckers) but Bullfinch, Goosander, Goldeneye and Grey Wagtail were good finds for our list. Marsh Tits were with the other Tits on the feeders. The final tally was 43 which included feral Muscovy Duck!