Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

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Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat May 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Our first summer evening walk will be to Roddlesworth Woods on Thursday 17th May, starting at 7.00 pm prompt.

Meet at the visitor centre car park on the Tockholes Road.

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by Neil Southworth » Wed May 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Don't forget tomorrow evening's walk. The main target will be Spotted Flycatcher.

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by paul b » Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 am

Hope there will be some bats too -has anyone going who has a bat detector?

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by Jed Kirkham » Thu May 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Yes, I have a bat detector - a fairly basic one and I'm not an expert but always enjoy listening for them when its sometimes difficult to see them (a bit like birds in some ways...)

I'll bring it with me

cheers

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by Paul Hodson » Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 pm

On the way home from tonight's walk I paid a brief visit to Rakes Brook reservoir at Abbey village, where a large bat was feeding over the water. Daubentons possibly?.
Also 6 Canada Geese. Moorhen and a distant Tawny Owl

Jed will post the full list of bird sightings.

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by paul b » Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 am

I think I have counted correctly that there were 10 CDNHS members on our very interesting walk -it was a very calm and sunny evening for it.
Roddlesworth is a superb habitat for those who've not been -mature mixed woodland with plenty of undergrowth and really vivid bluebells in the strong sunshine.Plus the reservoirs of course.
Nice to catch some folk dancers at the Royal Arms car park as we finished the walk

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat May 19, 2018 10:58 pm

Fine evening, almost cloudless, calm, good visibility and cooling down towards sunset. 10 in the group. Walked between 1900-2100 hrs from Tockholes, through the woods and a circuit of the reservoir.
Birds seen/heard: GS Woodpecker, Chaffinch,Blackbird, Robin , Chiffchaff, Blackcap (2), Woodpigeon, Song Thrush, Carrion Crow, Grey Wagtail, BH Gulls, Cuckoo, Mallard, Wren, Nuthatch, Swallow (1) (no other hirundines/swifts), Willow Warbler, Magpie, Curlew & Dunnock.
No bats, probably a bit early.
Water Shrew seen.
I now know what a Horse's Hoof fungi looks like so it was very successful.
Thanks all.
Jed

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Re: Evening Walk to Roddlesworth Woods 17.5.18

Post by Leonard Poxon » Sat May 19, 2018 11:49 pm

Other fungi recorded were: Birch Bracket, Velvet Shank and Sulphur Tuft.

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