Trip report: Elmley Reserve

Date: Saturday 24 February 2024

Weather: Light breeze, sunny, heavy showers from lunchtime

Highlights: At least 10 Short-eared Owls, plus a well-hidden Little Owl

Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Brent Goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shoveler
Pochard
Teal
Tufted Duck
Pheasant
Little Grebe
Cormorant
Little Egret
Great White Egret
Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier (M + F)

Common Buzzard (5)
Kestrel
Water Rail (H)
Moorhen
Coot
Avocet
Oystercatcher
Grey Plover
Lapwing
Turnstone
Dunlin
Redshank
Curlew
Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Stock Dove
Short-eared Owl (10+)

Little Owl (1)
Skylark
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Robin
Wren (H)
Stonechat
Blackbird
Cetti’s Warbler
Blue Tit
Starling
Jackdaw
Raven
Carrion Crow
Rook
House Sparrow
Goldfinch
Linnet
Reed Bunting

Total: 57 species
Leader: Geoff Shoebridge.
List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge