Our Morning Walk at Hampton Wood 28th April 23

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our walk at Hampton Wood and to John and Dave for leading. It was a good turnout and excellent to see the new faces. The temperature seemed to be warming up after the recent cold spell and we were hoping that we might see more butterflies as the sun fell on the meadow area. As it was, we did see one orange tip butterfly. The mix of ancient woodland, reed beds and adjacent River Avon makes this site particularly special. Good to see the bluebells opening up. As hoped, there was a lot happening with nesting and migrating birds. We think we saw or heard 36 bird species. Here goes with the list:

  • Blackbird
  • Blackcap
  • Blue Tit
  • Buzzard
  • Canada goose
  • Carrion Crow
  • Chaffinch
  • Chiff chaff
  • Coal Tit
  • Dunnock
  • Goldfinch
  • Greater spotted woodpecker
  • Great Tit
  • Green woodpecker 
  • Greylag goose
  • House Martin
  • Jackdaw
  • Jay
  • Kestrel
  • Long tailed tit
  • Magpie
  • Mallard
  • Moorhen
  • Pheasants
  • Raven
  • Reed Bunting
  • Robin 
  • Skylark
  • Song thrush
  • Stock Dove
  • Tree creeper
  • White throat 
  • Willow Warbler
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Wren
  • Yellowhammer

Thank you to Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for the excellent work they do in managing the reserve.