Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Bittern after a Long Absence

At Ness End/Old Far Ings on Wednesday we had prolonged views of male Bittern, plus 46 other species incl: Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, Bearded Tit (heard), Water Rail (heard), Goldeneye, Shelduck, Shoveler, Snipe, Wigeon, Pochard, Kestrel, Bullfinch, Greenfinch!, Reed Bunting, etc
Bittern (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
 Bittern having a shake (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
Drake Goldeneye
Female Goldeneye

On Thursday we had our first visit for two years to Wassand.  Here we saw: 4+ Marsh Harriers, Woodcock, Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, GS Woodpecker, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Mistle Thrush, Cormorant, Siskin, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Heron, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Stock Dove, possible Otter...
Goldeneye (c) 2017 Dick Watson
 Goldeneye (c) 2017 Dick Watson
 Shoveler (c) 2017 Dick Watson
 Immature Heron (c) 2017 Dick Watson
 Immature Heron (c) 2017 Dick Watson
Same Heron - different camera
Female Marsh Harrier looking right
Looking at us
Looking Left
Record Shot of Marsh Harrier (c) 2017 Dick Watson
 Great Spotted Woodpecker (c) 2017 Dick Watson
 Snowdrops (c) 2017 Dick Watson
We had our Final 2017 class visit to East Park on Friday in glorious weather: 8+ Goosanders, 2 Kingfishers, Jay, Ring-necked Parakeet, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, GS Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 3 Teal, fem Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Pink-footed Goose, but no Peregrine
Drake Goosanders (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Female Goosander (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Jay (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Kingfisher with a fish (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Pochard (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Drake Pochard
Drake Pochard (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Pair of Teal
Record shot of Grey Wagtail (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Great Spotted Woodpecker (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Female Shoveler (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Ring-necked Parakeet (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Drake Tufted Duck (c) 2017 Mike Woods
(c) 2017 Jane Robinson
(c) 2017 Jane Robinson
(c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Pink-footed Geese (c) 2017 Mike Woods
3 grazing Goose species
Common Gull
Goldcrest (c) 2017 Jane Robinson 
Gold crest (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Paddling Herring Gull (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Coot's legs (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Close-up of Labiate Legs (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Feral Pigeon (c) 2017 Mike Woods
Deformed Greylag (c) 2017 Mike Woods

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