GNS joined The Folk of Gloucester for a bird walk over Alney Island, led by Andrew Bluett who not only knows his birds but is full of tales of times gone by, the history and characters of the area. We saw or heard 24 species including three Great Spotted Woodpeckers and flocks of Goldfinches and Long-tailed Tits. The highlights were two pairs of Stonechats, and an aerial squabble between a Carrion Crow and a Sparrowhawk.
Here’s the list of species seen:
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Carrion Crow
- Great Tit
- Long-tailed Tit
- Lesser Black-backed Gull
- Black-headed Gull
- Feral Pigeon
Andrew Bluett had expected to be able to show us waterbirds on the pools, but the floods had dropped and if they were there, they were hiding in the reeds.
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