Nutfield Marshes SWT NR, Redhill, Surrey

Updated: Nov 17, 2019


Since my last visit (back in October), things have changed significantly on the wildlife front; water levels have risen substantially meaning that there is almost no suitable habitat for waders (or storks!). However, there are now good numbers of waterfowl – among them, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Shoveler, Tufted Duck and Wigeon. On the larger lakes there are substantial flocks of gulls – these mostly comprise Black Headed and Herring Gulls, but there are also a few Lesser Black Backed (including one intermedius race bird) and Common Gulls. Mute Swans, Cormorants, a Great Crested Grebe, Moorhens and Coot are widespread. A Little Egret and Grey Heron were also seen. Of the passerines, small flocks of Goldfinch were present in and amongst the Hawthorn and Blackthorn, and Blue and Great Tits were a regular feature in the hedgerows. At sunset a small murmuration of Starlings graced the sky

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