Group Walk Report – Fort Doyle to La Société Grande Pre reserve – 28th May 2022

11 people gathered at Fort Doyle enjoyed a stroll through the lanes to La Société’s reserve at Grande Pre. The day was bright but with a keen wind at exposed places. in total 42 species were recorded by the group, the highlight being a Great Spotted Woodpecker – but unfortunately only one of the group saw it on two occassions. Some of the group saw a Hummingbird Hawkmoth collecting nectar and we all saw two beautiful tiny orchids.

42 Species

Blackbird (Turdus merula)

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

Coot (Fulica atra)

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Great Tit (Parus major)

Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

House Martin (Delichon urbicum)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Linnet (Linaria cannabina)

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Magpie (Pica pica)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Shag (Gulosus aristotelis)

Stock Dove (Columba oenas)

Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Swift (Apus apus)

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Whitethroat (Curruca communis)

Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Wren singing long and loud
Orchid – name unknown
Orchid – name unknown