54 species seen on RXbirdwalks this morning included flocks of Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Shoveler and Gadwall the first Ravens for the site, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 4 Green Sandpipers and a flock of 41 Blue Tits!
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Archive for January 23rd, 2010
Highlights over the past few days have included 2 Bittern, 6 Smew, Peregrine and 2 Marsh Harrier from the hide at Castle Water, at the viewpoint Bittern in flight, 2 calling Cettis Warbler, Kingfisher, 80 Fieldfare and a party of 14 Long-tailed Tits. On the Beach Reserve 7 Goldeneye and 2 Smew were on Harbour Farm Pools, 22 Grey Plover, 200 Dunlin and 65 Knot were roosting along Shore Ridges at high water, and a Merlin showed well perched at Wader Pool.
Lots of life in the western end of the Woodland Trust reserve on Thursday, with much birdsong in repsonse to the (all too brief) sunshine: Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest all conspicuous. A few Siskins overhead but no sign of Crossbills in this section. Many Long-tailed Tits with other species in attendance and a few querulous Marsh Tits.
Where fields of maize have been left to the south of the woods, large numbers of Chaffinches, Woodpigeons and corvids congregate and would merit closer inspection. Read the rest of this entry »