Trip report: Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve

Date: Saturday 20 April 2024

Weather: Mainly dry with sunny spells, cold northerly wind.

One of our more distant reserves, but well worth the travel. Highlights included and excellent view of a Nightingale singing, Swallows, Martins and Swift and several species of singing warblers. We had good close views of two adders.

Here’s the list, an excellent total of 71 species:

Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Egyptian Goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveler
Pintail
Teal
Tufted Duck
Pheasant
Cormorant
Little Egret
Great Egret
Grey Heron
Red Kite
Kestrel
Buzzard
Moorhen
Coot
Avocet
Ringed Plover
Lapwing

Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit
Ruff
Black-headed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Cuckoo
Common Swift
Green Woodpecker (H)
Grt Spotted Woodpecker (H)
Skylark
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Wren (H)
Dunnock
Robin
Nightingale
Stonechat
Blackbird

Song Thrush (H)
Mistle Thrush
Sedge Warbler
Chiffchaff
Cetti’s Warbler (H)
Common Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat(H)
Blackcap
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch (H)
Starling
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Rook
House Sparrow
Chaffinch (H)
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Reed Bunting

Leader: Geoff Shoebridge

List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge