Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages

Winter Birds at Frensham Great Pond (managed by Waverley B.C. owned by National Trust)

Date: 2 December 2023
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU844405 GU10 2QB Take A287 to Frensham, turn L into Bacon Lane. Car Park on L at Visitor Centre. Bring N/T Membership card. Non-members Pay by phone. Further details on their website.
Field Meeting

Leader: Jonnie Taylor (HNHS Member)

Jonnie and 10 members were able to identify Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock and a small flock of Lesser Redpoll with a Goldcrest feeding on Alder catkins despite reduced visibility due to freezing fog.
In the copse surrounding the Outlet Pond many Redwing were heard and then seen flying off in droves as they fed on berries on the heavily-laden Holly bushes.  An active Badger sett had footprints at the sandy entrance.
An exciting sight was of a Water Rail click for photo (aided by the Society’s ’scope), running to and fro in the mud and puddles under a holly bush.

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