Car Trip to RSPB Minsmere – 10th May 2023

For the last car trip of the 2022/23 programme, a party of 13 group members headed to the RSPB’s Minsmere reserve. The weather was good, with some cloud and sunshine

A total of 78 species were seen or heard during our time at the reserve.

The highlight was a pair of common cranes flying over the Island Mere hide late in the afternoon.

The full list is:

Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Crow, Wren, Blackbird, Herring Gull, Blackcap, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Great Tit, Garden Warbler, Black Headed Gull, Oystercatcher, Magpie, Stone Curlew, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Chaffinch, Long Tailed Tit, Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Mistle thrush, Song Thrush, Mallard, Lapwing, Swallow, Heron, Robin, Sand Martin, Cettis Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Gadwall, Dunnock, Chiffchaff, Grey Lag Goose, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Reed Bunting, Bearded Tit, Stonechat, Linnet, Med Gull, Avocet, Barnacle Goose, Mute Swan, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Pintail, Coot, Common Gull, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Ringed Plover, Shoveler, Kittiwake, Turnstone, Sandwich Tern, Hobby, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Redshank, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Peregrine, Bittern, Black-tailed Godwit, Starling, Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Ruff, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, Wigeon, Common Crane