Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Buzzards over a flooded reserve

Smew, Mergellus albellus
The continuing rain has once again raised the water level at Arundel WWT, resulting in the closure of much of the reserve. Two Buzzards wheeled overhead and a Grey Wagtail appeared. Four Snipe pecked for worms on a grass clump in the flooded field by Mill Lane.
Buzzard, Buteo buteo
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis
Chestnut Teal, Anas castanea
Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
juvenile Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Rosybill Pochard, Netta peposaca
female Rosybill Pochard, Netta peposaca
3 Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
4 Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago

the "field"
the Snipe are to the left of the gate in the middle of the "field"

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