Category: Hesketh Out Marsh (RSPB)

Forum Post: Big tide walk 17th October 2012

Many thanks to everyone for organising a thoroughly enjoyable morning.   There were plenty of birds to see, including a few firsts for me.  The flooding of the reserve was really impressive to see.  Here is my list of spottings if anyone is interested. Merlin Sparrowhawk Kestrel Short eared owl Widgeon Teal Mallard Redshank Spotted redshank Curlew Oyster catcher Grey plover Golden plover Godwit (black-tail?) Cormorant Dunlin Mute swan Heron Little egret Snipe Pheasant Marsh harrier Greylag goose White fronted goose Black headed gull Lesser black backed gull Greater black backed gull Skylark Meadow pipit Crow Magpie Lapwing Eider (female) Starling Others saw peregrine and common gull.