St Aidan’s trip

11 members and a guest went for the day to St Aidan’s RSPB reserve. It was a sunny day for a change with 74 species seen or heard. Highlights were Red Kite, Peregrine, Great White Egret, Cetti’s Warbler (heard by two early starters at Lin Dike on the way), Stonechat, Dunlin, Redshank ,Shelduck and Barnacle Goose. There were good numbers of Gadwall and Great Crested Grebe. We finished at Lin Dike, Fairburn Ings with a murmuration display by several thousand Starlings. Thanks to Peter for leading the trip.