Friday, 3 May 2013

Nightingale and Cetti’s Warbler

Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos
On Wednesday I visited Arundel WWT to see if I could see a Cetti’s Warbler. One was singing very loudly by the pond outside the entrance. A Whitethroat was also providing a lovely song. The Nene or Hawaiian Geese had two goslings, and the Greylag Geese had one as well. Coots and Mallards were also nurturing their young.

On Thursday I returned to Pulborough Brooks hoping for a decent Nightingale shot and this time succeeded. I then called in at Kithurst Hill and saw a Red Admiral and two Peacocks. The bottom of the meadow looks very bare after recent conservation work. I then stopped at Arnudel WWT and I saw a small Pike in the pond by the entrance where a Whitethroat was singing its heart out

labels will be posted later - off to search for Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

Wednesday at Arundel WWT:
Cetti's Warbler, Cettia cetti
Coot feeding chick, Fulica atra
Coot chick Fulica atra
Coot chick Fulica atra
Coot feeding chick, Fulica atra
Coot chick Fulica atra
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Nēnē (Hawaiian Geese), Branta sandvicensis
Nēnē Goslings (Hawaiian Geese), Branta sandvicensis
Nēnē Gosling (Hawaiian Goose), Branta sandvicensis
Greylag Geese, Anser anser 
Greylag Gosling, Anser anser 
Greylag Gosling, Anser anser
Greylag Gosling, Anser anser
Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard duckling, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard duckling, Anas platyrhynchos
Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
Thursday:


Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Arundel WWT:
Caddis larva
Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos
Pike, Esox lucius
Pike, Esox lucius
Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
The Whitethroat was singing his heart out:
video

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