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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Thursday and Saturdays, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Thursday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, and usually about 8 mid-week and 3-4 on Saturday. Where do we walk? Saturday: Anywhere in North and Mid-Wales, Peak District, Shropshire and the Long Mynd and as far North as the Trough of Bowland. Thursday: Anywhere within about 40 miles of Chester. Type of walk: Distance: 6 – 14 miles. Climb: up to 4000’ (but usually very much less!). Those involved in 2017:- Martyn Harris, Fran Murphy, Sue and Michel Pelissier, Annie Hammond, Sue and Dave Pearson, Mike Dodd, David and Anne Savage, Celia de Mengle, Wendy and Ian Peers, Roger and Margaret Smith, Tim and Carol Dwyer, Paul Collinson, Phil Marsland, Sylvia and Dave Jenkins, Sheila McNee, Ed Meads, Elaine and John Greenhalgh.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Walks and Dates July 2012

Uptdated  4th July 2012
Thursday 5th July 2012.
Rhos-on-Sea, Bryn Euryn and Coed Pwllcrochan.
Distance: 12 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Roadside parking on Marine Drive in Rhos-on-Sea, near to St., Trillo's Church. Grid ref: SH841811. It may may be better to park in Trillo Avenue, opposite the church.
Leave Chester at 09-00.
This walk combines three walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llandudno and Prestatyn".
One is described as a varied walk exploring the hinterland behind Rhos-on-Sea and includes the hillfort in Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve. The other walk offers panoramic views as it meanders through the undulating countryside bordering on Mochdre, Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea.
Saturday 7th July 2012.
Llanddona and Pentraeth Forest.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:1500'.
Start: Llanddona beach car park, North west of Llanddona. Grid ref: SH566807.
This walk uses one walk from Carl Rogers's Book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey Volume 1" and one walk from Carl Rogers's Book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey Volume 2"
One walk explores Pentraeth Forest with the chance of seeing Red squirrels, and the coatel area between Red Wharf Bay and Landdona, and includes an interestin part of the coastal path that uses the top of a stone wall.  The second walk includes a visit to Bwrdd Arthur Fort on the hill at the Eastern end of Red. Wharf Bay.
Leave Chester 08-00.
Thursday 12th July 2012.
Hope Mountain, Waun-y-llyn and Wood Pitt.
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Coed Talon Car Park by the old chapel. Grid ref: SJ268588. To get to the car park, approach Coed Talon from Pontybodkin on the A5104. At the Railway Inn, just past the speed camera) turn left along Tir y Ffron lane, signposted "Country Park". The small car park is in the right.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book " Walks Around Ruabon Mountain, The Clywedog Valley and Hope Mountain". He describes the walks as exploring the attractive countryside between Coed Talon, Llanfynydd, Herob and Ffrith.
Saturday 14th July 2012.
Another Walk Around the Great Orme.
Distance: 9-10 miles; Climb:1300' at the most.
Start: Roadside parking at Llandudno West Shore (close to the play area). Grid ref:SJ772818.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
The route is intended to follow the toll road as far as the Happy Valley, climb through the Happy valley as far as the summit of the Great Orme, following an anticlockwise route around the limestone plateau before droping down the zig-zag path back to the West Shore.
Sea birds like Fulmar and Kittewake should be neesting on the cliffs, so don't forget to bring your binoculars with you. We might see terns and Guillemots too.

Creigiau Gleison, Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd
This walk has been postponed and will now be on the August list.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:2000'.
Start: Pay and Display Car park near Llyn Crafnant. Grid ref: SH756618.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m
This walk combines two walks from Carl Rogers book "Walks in the Conwy Valley". One walk is
described as being quite strennuous and requires good route finding, particularly on the featureless approach to Creigiau Gleison. This little ridge is one that I have wanted to visit for some time, so let's hope for a good day weatherwise.
Thursday 19th July 2012.
The Fringes of the Morwynion and Owain Glyndwr's Mount and Nant Friddisel.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Roadside parking at Pont Carrog. Grid ref: SJ115437.
Leave Chester at 09-00.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book " Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley.
We have done both of the see walks before, but not recently. Dave Berry descibes the first walk as an excellent walk exploring the little known lower western hills of the Llantysilio Mountains, whilst the other is described as exploring the beautiful and varied countryside South of Carrog. This walk has been known to be quite muddy around some of the farms.
Saturday 21st July 2012.
The Ward's Stone.
Distance: 11-12 miles. Climb: 1600'.
Start: the Jubilee Car Park, South of the Ward's Stone. Grid ref: SD542573.
Leave Chester at 08-00.
This walk is another walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire".  This is an energetic walk (don't I know it!) . he describes it as being a superb walk in good weather, I agree, but not if it's too hot. This walk in fact goes in an anti-clockwise direction, unlike the walk that we did last time that went clockwise.
Thursday 26th July 2012.
A walk around the Bollin and Wilmslow to Mottram Bridge.

Distance: 10-11 miles; Climb: 500'+.
Start: Twinnies Bridge car park, Wilmslow. Grid ref: SJ839822. The car park is on the B5166 Wilmslow to Styal Road.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Graham Beech's book "East Cheshire Walks", linking the two with paths across The Carrs and along the River Bollin. Some of the walk we have done when we completed the walk from Quarry Bank Mill, but in the main the paths will be new to us.
After walk drinks at a suitable location in Knutsford, probably the Lord Eldon on Tatton Street.
Saturday 28th July 2012.
Yr Wyddfa.
This walk has been cancelled, and will probably be in the September Walk List.
Distance: 7-8 miles. Climb: 2700'.
Start Rhyd Ddu Station Car Park (Pay and Display). SH571525.
Leave Chester at 08-00.
This is the usual walk from Rhydd Ddu. Ascent via the quarries at Bwlch Cwm Llan  and the steady climb up the South ridge nd Bwlch Maen and descent via the Rhyd Ddu path. I always like to climb Snowdon at least once a year, and the Bwlch Maen ascent is one of my favourite routes.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Birthday

Harris Hikers
wish
a
Happy Birthday
to
Sue Pelissier,
who comes of age today, even though the DWP haven't recognised the occasion.

Around the Bollin and More 26th July 2012

Getting ready at The Carrs, Twinnies Bridge car Park.
Styal Village.
It would have been a lovely picture of the tree!
Approaching Styal Village - an unplanned extension to the walk!
In the woods around the Bollin, but should we be there?
The Parish Church of Wilmslow.
Just to prove that I do take some photos after lunch!
Walk stats: Distance: 11.4 miles. Climb: 572'.
Time: 5 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Sue and Michel, Mike D., Tim, Celia, David S., Paul, Sylvia and Dave J.
What a glorious day this turned out to be. hot and largely sunny, just right for playing in the River Bollin, and we saw lots of children doing so. This was probably the highlight of the day seenig so many people, particularly young ones enjoying themselves by the river. Alas we were walking, with heavy rucksacks ready for anything the British weather could throw at us!
We set off walking, slightly later than usual heading for Styal, but as we have done many times went past Styal Mill and headed  for the village, this was our first unplanned extension, but it was a bonus in the end that we met up with Neil and Carol who were on a volunteers fence building gang with the NT. we even went passed a hedge that had been layered by them earlier.
Our walk went quite close to the runways at Manchester airport, but we didn't see a single plane take off or land.
We even extended our walk again so that we could have our lunch by Black lake on Lindow Common. This was a good choice as we had four park benches  in close proximity that we could sit on to eat lunch. Thankfully as we arrived, they were all unoccupied. 
We celebrated Sue P's birthday with a glass of bubbly (still cool), and a small piece of 6  month, old rum preserved fruit cake made by you know who.
The heat and humidity in the afternoon seemed to get worse, and most of us realised that we couldn't complete the whole of the second walk as planned, so we ended up doing a short circuit along the Bollin, East of Wilmslow and returning via  Dean Row (a route spotted by looking at the OS map, once he realised that two in the group needed to be back in Chester by 18-00.) This didn't include Tim, who we later learned as we were getting liquid refreshment in the Lord Eldon (Knutsford), had a text telling him that his dinner was in the cat"!
Birds seen and heard today included: Nuthatch, Common swift, Barn swallow, Common buzzard, Mallard, Great tit, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie and Woodpigeon.  Butterflies seen today included: Gatekeeper, Small white and Green veined white. along the Bollin east of Wilmslow we also saw several Banded demoiselle.
A lovely walk, on a day when I've never seen so many people and dogs around The Carrs, and the temperature was a little above the ideal for me!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Ward's Stone and Clougha Pike 21st July 2012

The Victoria Jubilee Tower (1877).
The Three Peaks of Yorkshire.
At the Eastern trig point on the Ward's Stone.
The Western Trig point on the Ward's Stone.
Looking towards the coast from Clougha Pike.
At the trig point on Clougha Pike.
Walk stats: Distance: 14.7 miles. Climb: 1800' at a guesstimate.
Time 7 hours 15 minutes. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Dave J., and Mike D.
The weather today was almost perfect, glorious sunshine, a little breeze on occasions and temperatures that were very pleasant and not too hot!
On this occasion we walked down the road from the Jubilee Tower to Tarnbrook, a much better way than having to do the roadwork at the end of the day! As we crossed Tarnbrook Fell, a pleasant couple (turned out to be very experienced walkers in this area) from the Wigan area joined us for a while, but they had decided not to go to the Ward's Stone as they wanted to miss out the delights of the peat hags and boggy peat channels! Perhaps they had the right idea.
This walk provided the ideal opportunity to test how waterproof your boots were, and your skills at ensuring that water didn't go over the top of the boots.
The views all day were superb, and particularly so once we had reached the Ward's Stone Plateau, where the three peaks of Yorkshire were clearly in view.
Once again I missed out on listening to the cricket as I ended up going to Clougha Pike with the rest of them.  Once again the views from hear towards the coast were superb.
We arrived back at the car thankful that the bog trot down to the Jubilee Tower was over and our feet were on firm dry land.
Birds seen or heard today included: Lesser black-backed gull, Meadow pipit, Barn swallow, House martin, Kestrel, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Oystercatcher Red grouse, Chaffinch, Wheatear and Winter wren.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wheatcheaf at Garstang, when Theakston's Bitter and Deuchars IPA were sampled.  Even the tea tasted good, despite the plastic milk!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Fringes of the Morwynion 19th July 2012

The River Dee looking East from Pont Carrog.
Carrog Station.
"Why are we always waiting?"
Some people will do anything for a free lunch!
Walk tats: Distance: 6.2 miles. Climb: 1263'.
Time: 4 hours 2 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.9 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Tim, Celia, Sylvia and Dave J., Phil, Sue and Dave P.
The weather today was a little on the damp side with periods when the rain was so light that it wasn't really worthwhile putting your waterproof. In fact the only time that I did was during our lunch stop when I put on my jacket for about 10 minutes. Distant views weren't very good a the clouds were below 2000', but views towards the valleys could still be enjoyed. Much of this walk is very enjoyable and worth repeating, but one section down a bridle way to Ty-canol farm was so overgrown and the last part had gorse bushes that blocked the way. In future alternative routes will be taken too from Bwlch-Groes.  Lunch was initially planned to be back at Pont Carrog, but our pace meant that it would be nearly 2 p.m by the time that we got there, so most of the group showed that they didn't think that it was a good idea!
So lunch was taken perched on an outcrop of grass covered rocks adjacent to a path bordered by head-high bracken. Not the most ideal spot, but at least there was a view of sorts (to that dreaded path that we will avoid in the future!).   Anyway, everyone seemed happy that they had eaten and no longer talked about energy deficits!
Today was a day for mushrooms too, and some time was taken while they were harvested.
Martyn was wearing a new pair of boots and decided not to continue on the second walk planned.  Unexpectedly the rest of the group ended up not doing it either, I was quite disappointed, I was expecting to have quiet couple of hours listening to the cricket!
Birds sen or heard today included: Grey wagtail, Common swift, Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, Common buzzard. Stonechat, House sparrow, and Meadow pipit.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Grouse Inn, where the Lees bitter went down well (particularly with Michel!).

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Disley and Lyme Park 17th July 2012

The new way around the dodgy bridge, that blocked our way just over 14 months ago.
The entrance to the main hall at Lyme Park.
Bollinhurst Reservoir and The Cage.
Sue in front of the Quaker Meeting House, an unexpected find on the return route!
St Mary's Church at Disley.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.0 miles. Climb: 781'.
Time: 3 hours 31 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
The weather forecast made us hopeful that we could complete the walk in a dry window. It wasn't to be and we had half an hour of rain, and a little longer when the low clouds prevented us from having any distant views.
It was good to see that the new raised boardwalk enabled us to get round the weak bridge and we could follow the walk as planned. It was good to see and hear some youngsters enjoying themselves as they tumbled down the grassy slopes below The Cage, despite the fact that it raining. I suppose anything is better than school!
As we approached the Bow Stones, the clouds did lift slightly and we manged to get a view of Shutlingsloe as we had hope.
The route through the new Millennium Wood, as expected was somewhat wet underfoot and the grass long enough to transfer their moisture to our trouser legs, just as they had dried off from the earlier rain.
The two surprises of the day was the Quaker Meeting House that seemed to be in the middle of nowhere and St Mary's Church that had been sign-posted off the Gritstone Trail at the start of our walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Common blackbird, Common starling, Carrion crow, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Common swift, Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, Mallard, Moorhen, Canada goose, Grey partridge, Common buzzard, Black-billed magpie, Winter wren and Chiffchaff.
Overall a good walk, just about right for testing out a new pair of walking boots, they still need a little more breaking in to get them just right!
We celebrated the completion of the walk with a superb Indian meal at the Chutney Lobster in Sale. I'm not sure about the name, but the food is great and really good value, especially on the early doors menu.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Around the Great Orme Again 14th July 2012

One of the many Common blue butterflies seen today. 
A Grayling butterfly.
Llandudno Pier from the path near the ski slope (top of Happy Valley gardens).
On the way to the zig-zag steps and the "Invalids' Terrace".
Walk stats: Distance: 9.5 miles. Climb: 1371'.
Time: 5 hours 38 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J and Celia.
After the continuous rain of yesterday, this turned out to be a superb day, two or three spots of rain early on, and then mainly glorious sunshine. Not too hot and not too cold, and only a gentle breeze  to help us on the final "descent" to the zig-zag steps. Even Conwy Mountain was in cloud for most of the day, but we were in the best place without doubt.
Today turned out to be a butterfly day, particularly for the Common blue, that we seemed to everywhere on the Western side of the Great Orme. We saw a few Meadow brown, and if Dave is correct, a Grayling and Small heath too.
Flowers too were magnificent, particularly the Rock rose that was seen in abundance.
Not forgetting the birds, it was a Kestrel day, we must have seen at least 10, including a couple of juveniles.
Birds seen or heard today included: Kestrel, Jackdaw, Herring gull, Mute swan, Oystercatcher, Great cormorant, Chaffinch, Common blackbird, Greenfinch, Common buzzard, Guillemot, Gannet, European robin, Dunnock, Stonechat, Barn swallow, House martin, Raven, Red-billed chough, Black-billed magpie, House sparrow, Woodpigeon, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Great black-backed gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Common starling, Pied wagtail, Linnet and Goldfinch.
We had lunch at the pic-nic site below(North) the summit of the Great Orme, where a very happy spaniel joined us and insisted that I threw a stick for it to retrieve. Thankfully it eventually failed in the task and rejoined its owner!
Always a superb walk, but today was one of the best!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, a good pint of Lees bitter, the perfect way to celebrate a perfect walk!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Waun-y-Llyn, Hope Mountain and Wood Pit 12th July 2012

Three girls out for a chat!.
Tito on a mission!
At the toposcope in Waun-y-Llyn Country Park.
Looking towards Wayn-y-Llyn.
A superb meadow of Common spotted orchids, red and white clover, Meadow buttercups and more!
A closer view of some of the flowers in the meadow just outside Llanfynydd.
Walk stats: 10.1 miles. Climb: 1331'
Time: 6 hours 26 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Celia, David S., Sylvia and Dave J., Fran and Tito
The forecast for today was good, well at least 'till about 13-00, but they got it wrong at it was very good throughout the whole of the walk (around 16-00)! a glorious day for walking with superb views all day. Both cathedrals in Liverpool could clearly be seen as well as the coast towards Formby, the Cheshire plain and beyond and of cause on our local patch, Moel Fammau.
However the highlight of the day was having the Ravazzolos joining us for the walk for the first time for a while.
Whilst some of the walk was somewhat contrived, it turned out to be very enjoyable, and everyone that we met on the walk and chatted to, were delightful, especially one young lady that had six dogs on tow. we think we saw her van at the car park, that had the words "I love dogs and my dogs love me" on the side!
Some of the walk was proved challenging, especially the stiles and the overgrown or muddy status of the paths, my legs are still tingling from the abundant Stinging nettles that we encountered, and the bites from Horseflies didn't help either.
The final stretch of the walk towards Llanfynydd was a bonus as we went through a meadow that had an incredible number of Common spotted orchids in flower as well as other flowers.
The last part of the walk along the old railway track through Wood Pitt was in anyone's words,  "delightful"!.
A lovely walk that I'm sure will be repeated.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bridge Inn at Pontblyddyn, where the Brain's bitter went down well after the usual Cottage brew wasn't up to scratch!
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Collared dove, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Goldfinch, Barn swallow, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed tit, Stonechat, Common blackbird, Sparrowhawk, Carrion crow, Raven, House martin, Common swift and Linnet.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Llanddona and Red Wharf Bay 7th July 2012

Llaniestyn Church, East of Llanddona church.
Bwrdd Arthur fort as we approached from the South.
Art the trig point on Bwrdd Arthur.
At the trig point on Bwrdd Arthur.
Red Wharf bay from the summit of Bwrdd Arthur.
Six-spot Burnet moth by the Coastal Path near Llanddona Beach Car park.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.0 miles. Climb: 1331'.
Time: 6 hours 26 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J and Mike D.
The weather turned out to be good and dry, and the last miles or so along the coast we were in glorious sunshine.
This turned out to be quite a varied walk, involving a climb from the coast to Llanddona on a rather muddy at times overgrown path, a little extension to Bwrdd Arthur fort, now on open access land with waymarked paths.  The summit trig point gave us the best view of the day, although distant views weren't crystal clear.
The route through Coed Pentraeth was a little disappointing as we didn't see a single Red squirrel and the descent was quite boggy.
Overall a good walk, and would have been even better had the ground not been so wet and the vegetation (bracken, brambles and stinging nettles) been so successful in trying to obstruct the path.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blackcap, European robin, Common whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Barn swallow, House martin, Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, House sparrow, Sparrowhawk, Sedge warbler, Stonechat, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Eurasian curlew, Black-headed gull, Herring gull, Little egret, Linnet, Pied wagtail, Greenfinch and Willow warbler.
Today was a day foe Meadow brown butterflies, they seemd to be everywhere. One or two Small tortoiseshell and a Common blue butterflies were also seen. A six-spot Burnet moth was also spotted on the coast. Orchids were still in flower, the Common spotted orchid just below Bwrdd Arthur and the Pyramidal orchid on the coastal path as we approached the Landdona beach car park.  One or two Rabbits were seen and one small Common frog.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down well and even the tea tasted good!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Rhos-on-Sea, Bryn Euryn and Coed Pwllcrochan 5th July 2012

At the start of the walk in Rhos-on-Sea.
At the ruins of Llys Euryn.
At the trig point on Bryn Euryn.
At the trig point on Bryn Euryn - Paul's "chosen shot"!
Walk stats: Distance: 11.2 miles. Climb: 1736'.
Time: 6 hours 4 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Paul, David S., Sylvia and Dave J., and Phil.
Starting at Rhos-on-Sea, the first part of the walk was a little contrived, but it was pleasant enough walking along the promenade overlooking the sea.
The weather was kind to us all day, if somewhat humid at times, and we finished the walk in glorious sunshine. It was even warm enough for a dip, but we had no takers!
As usual, we didn't quite take the the right route to the summit of Bryn Euryn, but we did get there and were able to find the right path heading South.
We had lunch on the limestone ridge at Llangwynstenin.  All went well until about 20 bullocks came to investigate the odd bods on their patch! Dave J eventually let then kn ow that they weren't welcome! 
Sylvia had baked some lovely chocolate cookies as it was Dave J's birthday, a real pensioner at last, and still walking faster than most of us!
We came across some workers putting up new signs for Coed Pwllcrochan, and as we went round them, both Dave J and myself slipped in the mud. thankfully neither of us was hurt in any way apart from pride and a bit of mud where we didn't want it!
This was more of an up and down walk than perhaps you would expect starting from Rhos-on-Sea, but we did get some good view point, especially towards the sea and the Great Orme.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Common blackbird, Chiffchaff, Winter wren, Blue tit, Black headed gull. Herring gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Great cormorant, Sandwich tern, Oystercatcher, Carrion crow and Eurasian curlew.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down really well.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Birds Seen or Heard in 2012.

Updated 1st  July 2012

Birds Seen or Heard on Walks in  2012. 

January to June.


Barn swallow,


Barn swallow,

Barnacle goose

Bar-tailed godwit

Black-billed magpie,

Blackcap,

Blackcap,

Black-headed gull,

Blue tit,

Brent goose

Bullfinch

Canada goose,

Carrion crow,

Chaffinch,

Coal tit

Collared dove

Common blackbird

Common buzzard,

Common coot

Common crossbill

Common gull

Common pheasant,

Common redshank,

Common starling

Common swift,

Common teal

Common tern,

Common whitethroat,

Cuckoo,

Curlew,

Dipper,

Dunlin

Dunnock,

Eurasian curlew,

Eurasian jay,

Eurasian jay,

European robin,

Feral pigeon

Fieldfare,

Fulmar

Gadwall,

Garden warbler,

Goldcrest

Golden plover,

Goldeneye

Goldfinch,

Goosander,

Great black-backed gull

Great cormorant,

Great crested grebe,

Great spotted woodpecker,

Great tit,

Great-crested grebe

Greater black-backed gull,

Green woodpecker,

Greenfinch,

Greenfinch,

Greenland Wheatear

Greenshank

Grey heron

Grey partridge,

Grey plover

Grey wagtail,

Greylag goose,

Guillemot,

Herring gull

House martin,

House sparrow,

Jackdaw

Jackdaw,

Kestrel

Kittewake

Knot

Lapwing

Lesser black-backed gull,

Linnet,

Little grebe,

Little gull

Little owl,

Little tern,

Long-tailed tit,

Mallard

Mandarin duck

Meadow pipit,

Mistle thrush,

Moorhen

Mute swan,

Nuthatch,

Osprey,

Oystercatcher,

Peregrine falcon,

Pied flycatcher,

Pied wagtail,

Pintail

Purple sandpiper

Raven,

Raven,

Raven,

Red grouse,

Red kite,

Red-billed chough,

Red-breasted merganser

Red-legged partridge,

Redstart,

Redstart,

Redwing

Reed bunting,

Reed bunting,

Ring ouzel,

Ringed plover,

Rock dove

Rook,

Sand martin,

Sanderling

Sandwich tern,

Sedge warbler,

Shag,

Shag,

Shelduck,

Shelduck,

Siskin

Skylark,

Song thrush,

Song thrush,

Sparrowhawk

Stonechat,

Teal

Tree sparrow

Tufted duck,

Turnstone

Wheatear,

Whinchat,

White wagtail,

Wigeon

Willow warbler,

Winter wren,

Woodpigeon,

Yellowhammer,





Total 138

Birds Seen in June 2012

Birds Seen or Heard in June 2012.


Barn swallow,

Black-billed magpie,

Blackcap,

Black-headed gull,

Blue tit,

Bullfinch,

Carrion crow,

Chaffinch,

Chiffchaff,

Collared dove,

Common blackbird,

Common buzzard,

Common coot,

Common pheasant,

Common starling,

Common swift,

Common tern,

Common whitethroat,

Dunnock,

Eurasian curlew,

Eurasian jay,

European robin,

Feral pigeon,

Garden warbler,

Goldfinch,

Great black-backed gull,

Great cormorant,

Green woodpecker,

Greenfinch,

Grey wagtail,

Herring gull,

House martin,

House sparrow,

Jackdaw,

Kestrel,

Lesser black-backed gull,

Little tern,

Mallard,

Meadow pipit,

Mute swan,

Oystercatcher,

Pied wagtail,

Pied wagtail,

Raven,

Raven, Winter wren,

Red-billed chough,

Red-legged partridge,

Redstart,

Reed bunting,

Ring ouzel,

Rook,

Sedge warbler,

Shag,

Shelduck,

Skylark
Song thrush,

Stonechat,

Tufted duck,

Whinchat,

Willow warbler,

Winter wren,

Woodpigeon,

Yellowhammer,

Total different birds seen or heard: 62