Carr Mill Dam 20th October 2012

(Report by John Clegg) 12 members attended the walk around this large lake and woodland. The first birds seen were three Jays, the first of many. Several Great Crested Grebes were on the lake. At Otter Swift Farm the hedges were once again full of House Sparows. Walking down to the bridge for lunch 1000+ Pink-footed Geese flew overhead.

After lunch the peace of the area came to an end with Power Boat Racing on the lake.

Birds seen: Jay, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Canada Goose, Coot, Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Blue Tit, Heron, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Starling, Wren, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Linnet, Common Gull, Pink-footed Geese, Sparrowhawk, Great Tit, Grey Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard. Total 33 species.

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