Trip report : Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

Date: 18th May 2024

Weather: Cloudy start, warmer later.

Highlights: Excellent views of Bearded Tits, Hobbies and a Cetti’s Warbler.

Here’s the list, 58 species:

Mute Swan
Greylag Goose
Mallard
Gadwall
Tufted Duck
Shoveler
Pheasant
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Bittern (H)
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Buzzard
Hobby
Peregrine
Water Rail (h)
Moorhen
Coot

Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Herring Gull
Common Tern
Stock Dove
Woodpigeon
Cuckoo
Swift
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Skylark (H)
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Wren
Dunnock (h)
Robin
Blackbird (h)
Song Thrush (h)
Sedge Warbler

Reed Warbler
Chiffchaff
Cetti’s Warbler
Whitethroat
Garden Warbler (h)
Blackcap
Bearded Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Rook
Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Reed Bunting

We also saw a Holly Blue butterfly