Jun 112008
Last Sunday 49 group members enjoyed a coach trip to RSPB Minsmere. The weather and wildlife were superb. Between us we saw 80 species of birds and a great variety of other wildlife. This included 5 butterfly species, one of which had not been seen at Minsmere before, the Swallowtail butterfly! Also, at the end of the day, many of us had good views of a nightingale out in the open feeding it’s young. Lovely!
The birds on our joint list were;
Cettis warbler,  sand martin,  nightingale,  oystercatcher,  lapwing,  redshank,  avocet,  ringed plover,  garden warbler,  common tern,  reed warbler,  sedge warbler,  little egret,  little tern,  spotted redshank,  barnacle goose,  Canada goose,   greylag,   roseate tern,  shovelar, shelduck,  Med Gull,  BH Gull, GBB Gull,  LBB Gull,  H. Gull,  kittiwake,  gadwall, skylark,  tufted duck,  teal,  mallard,  chiffchaff,  willow warbler,  blackcap,  LT tit,  G tit,  B. tit,  bearded tit,  coal tit,  marsh tit,  treecreeper,  whitethroat,  chaffinch,  greenfinch,  goldfinch,  linnet,  swallow,  swift,  pied wagtail,  wren,  robin,  cormorant,  sandwich tern,  dunnock,  sparrow,  stonechat,  blackbird,  knot,  winchat,  pheasant,  moorhen,  coot,  mute swan,  L. grebe,  G,C grebe,  marsh harrier,  hobby,  kestrel,  bittern,  grey heron,  wood pigeon,  magpie,  jay,   jackdaw,  carrion crow,  starling,   green woodpecker,  gt. spotted woodpecker,  cuckoo.
Not bad eh?