Field Reports

Tuesday 26 April    The Dover  

Leader David Hart


On a beautiful April morning, David welcomed ten other members for a walk at The Dover, part of the Norfolk Estate.

Before we left the car park, we were pleased to hear Chaffinch, wren and robin, plus an unusually good sighting of a blackcap. As we strolled along the road, wood pigeon, stockdove, blue tits, as well as orange tip butterflies were seen and on reaching the arable fields, skylark, buzzard, jackdaws and pheasant were also present. Entering the ancient woodland, a great spotted woodpecker was seen and heard. We spent a little while looking for goldcrest and firecrest without success but we did see rooks, jay, blackbird, greenfinch and song thrush, chiffchaff were also heard and seen. On reaching the stables, swallows and housemartins were seen hunting for insects. For the majority of the group, this was the first sighting this year.

Speckled wood, large and small white, plus peacock butterflies were added to the list. Many plants were recorded and are listed below:

Herb Robert, Wood Anemone, Red Campion, Dogs Mercury (known to be extremely poisonous), Yellow Archangel, Common Speedwell, Bugle, Primroses, Vetch, Forget-me-knot, Euphorbia, Dandelion, Foxglove, Burdock, Teasel, Violets, Wild Strawberry, Black Bryony, Sanicle, Cowslips, White Dead Nettle, Cuckoo Flower, Marsh Marigolds and Butcher's Broom.

  David thanked everyone for coming and hoped that they enjoyed the walk.

  Heather Hart

The Dover April 2022

The Dover April 2022




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