Report – Weekend Walk 22 March 2022Weekend Walk 22 

With access to Les Vardes Quarry Nature Trail closed for maintenance it was decided to head west along the coastal path and take in the Port Soif Nature Trail instead. 10 people enjoyed a sunny if breezy walk along the coast but a quieter Port Soif Nature Trail.In all 21 species were recorded including which for many was as seasonal first – Wheatear.
Species recorded:-Blackbird (Turdus merula) Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) Dunnock (Prunella modularis) Gannet (Morus bassanus) Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) Great Tit (Parus major) Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Stock Dove (Columba oenas) Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) Wren (Troglodytes troglody)

A few pics from the walk:-Meadow Pipit, Speckled Wood, Male Stonechat and Wheatear.