Saltholme in winter

Canada Geese on the iced-over main lake at Saltholme Wildlife Reserve & Discovery Park, Decemeber 2010.

This month I completed a 3-week volunteer residency at the Saltholme Wildlife Reserve & Discovery Park in Teeside. This involved working with the Estate Team (carrying out general maintenance and improvement of the site), the Visitor Centre Team (greeting visitors, recruiting RSPB members & retail work) and the Education Team (taking part in reserve events and shadowing a hide guide).

During my time at Saltholme I spotted 52 species of birds, as follows:

● Skylark 
● Barn Owl
● Redshank
● Goldfinch
● Greenfinch
● Wren
● Woodcock
● Short-eared Owl
● Moorhen
● Coot 
● Canada Goose
● Blackbird
● Blue Tit 
● Chaffinch
● Great Tit
● Carrion Crow
● Curlew
● Common Gull
● Herring Gull
● Great Black-backed Gull
● Dunnock
● Grey Partridge
● Lapwing
● Magpie
● Mallard
● Mute Swan
● Reed Bunting
● Robin
● Sparrowhawk
● Starling
● Stonechat
● Teal
● Wigeon
● Waxwing
● Water Rail
● Fieldfare
● Pochard
● Tufted Duck
● Kestrel
● Stock Dove
● Greylag Goose
● Gadwall
● Shoveler
● Pintail
● Ringed Plover
● Great Spotted Woodpecker
● Little Grebe
● Pied Wagtail
● Goldeneye
● Long-tailed Tit
● Redwing
● Grey Heron 

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