Field trip: Stodmarsh NNR

We had a warm and sunny day for our visit to Stodmarsh. The marsh frogs were in full voice in the morning, but reed and sedge warblers seemed strangely quiet, and we saw very few hirundines.

21 March 2019 

We did hear and see plenty of both in the afternoon, though. All in all, a pleasant place and good company on a lovely May day. 

Here’s the full list of birds:
blackbird (h) , blackcap , blue tit , buzzard , Canada goose , carrion crow , Cetti’s warbler (h) , chaffinch , chiffchaff , common sandpiper , common tern , common whitethroat , coot , cuckoo , gadwall , great crested grebe , great tit , greenfinch , grey heron , greylag goose, hobby , house martin , jackdaw , kestrel , lapwing , lesser whitethroat (h) , linnet , long-tailed tit , magpie , mallard , marsh harrier (m+f) , moorhen , mute swan, reed bunting , reed warbler , robin , sedge warbler , shoveler , starling , swallow , swift , treecreeper , woodpigeon , wren. 44 species in all.

Butterflies: peacock, orange tip, speckled wood, skipper. Several dragonflies & damselflies including banded demoiselle.