Notes from group activities
Birdwatching 1 at Thursley on October 10, 2018
As David was away I had agreed to lead this walk. 7 members joined in on this glorious morning. It was fairly quiet on the bird front but a lovely walk nevertheless.
There was a heron and the usual mallards on the Moat itself when I arrived. Walking along the boardwalk we saw a female stonechat and shortly after a male reed bunting. Up on Pudmore there were a pair of little grebes. A common darter sat on the boardwalk with the sun shining through its wings.
At the end of the boardwalks there were some goldfinches about (heard, to seen) and some of us had a brief glimpse of a Dartford warbler. Further along Paul spotted a kestrel. On our way to the Parish field we could hear quite a few wood lark but they were impossible to see with the tall vegetation in the way. A sky lark flew up and gave us a brief song. By the Parish field there were robins, blue tits and great tits. In the field there were some goldfinches and a crow. We also saw a beautiful small copper butterfly. We heard numerous wrens along the way.
Even though we were a bit short on the bird front we had an enjoyable walk and Peter managed to find a nice selection of fungi for his talk.