Monday, 13 October 2014

Kingfishers and Search & Rescue

Littlehampton sunrise
Following my success with the kingfisher on Thursday I have continued to visit the Sand Martin hide at Arundel WWT. The main subject has been birds landing on the lake. Each day I have seen a kingfisher flying across the lake many times.

  Yesterday morning I joined SusSAR (Sussex Search and Rescue) members marshalling the Chichester half marathon and visited Arundel WWT in the afternoon. This morning I joined SusSAR members on a search at Heathfield.
Chiffchaff, Hylloscopus collybita
Several chiffchaffs were flying around the tree to the left of the Sand Martin hide.

Coot, Fulica atra
Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Cormorant landing, Phalacrocorax carbo
Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
on the branch outside the Kingfisher Room.

Kingfisher hovering above the lake, Alcedo atthis
Kingfisher dive
Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
annoying microlite buzzing around
Mute Swan in the rain, Cygnus olor

Littlehampton sunset looking east

Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo

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