FEBRUARY GUIDED BIRD WALK – FULL REPORT

The Ogston Bird walk on 2 February 2013 was led by Paul Beard and there were 25 who joined the walk. It was a lovely sunny morning but with a chilly wind. The walk started from the West Bank car park and we walked to the North Bank and up South Hill. We took the footpath at the top of the hill across to Ashover New Road and then on to Handley Lane.

We walked down Handley Lane back to Ashover Road and we continued along there until we turned off onto Badger Lane and past Stretton Handley School, where we had some very good views of birds in the school bird feeding station area. The walk continued to Temperance Hill, which we walked down, and joined the North Bank Road and finished back at the West Bank car park.

We saw 42 species in all: Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Geese, Chaffinch Coal Tit Collared Dove, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, House Sparrow, Jay, Little Grebe, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Moorhen, Pink-footed Goose, Redwing, Robin, Rook, Song Thrush, Starling, Tree Sparrow, Tree Creeper, Tufted Duck, Willow Tit, Woodpigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer.

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