Trip report: Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

Date: Saturday 23 March 2024

Weather: Mainly dry with sunny spells, occasional brief heavy showers. Very windy.

Highlights: Good selection of wildfowl still around. First singing chiffchaff and blackcap.

Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Egyptian Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveler
Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Pheasant
Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Little Egret
Grey Heron

Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Buzzard
Moorhen
Coot
Avocet
Oystercatcher
Lapwing
Ringed Plover
Redshank
Snipe
Black-headed Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Feral Pigeon
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon

Skylark
Pied Wagtail
Wren (H)
Dunnock (h)
Robin (h)
Blackbird (h)
Blackcap (h)
Chiffchaff (h)
Cetti’s Warbler (h)
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Rook
Goldfinch
Linnet

Total: 53 species
Leader: Geoff Shoebridge.
List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge