Thursday, 11 December 2014

Kingfishers at Arundel

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
On Wednesday December 3 we visited Widewater Lagoon but there was no sign of the Red-throated Diver. Instead we saw the first Red-breasted Mergansers of the winter - a male and 2 females.
 I have continued to sit in the Ramsar hide at Arundel WWT and obliging Kingfishers landed on the bush many times.

movies shot last week: 2 Long-tailed Tit, the rest Kingfisher: click here

Widewater Dec 3:
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
Stinking Iris berries, Iris foetidissima 
Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Mergansers with fish, Mergus serrator
male and female
Red-breasted Mergansers, male and 2 females
Red-breasted Mergansers
Red-breasted Mergansers
Arundel, Dec 3:
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Mute Swan, Cygnus olor

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Starling murmuration, Sturnus vulgaris
Arundel, Dec 4:
Bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Cormorants, Phalacrocorax carbo

Gadwall, Anas strepera
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Teal, Anas crecca
Arundel, Dec 5:
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Chiffchaff, Hylloscopus collybita

Coot fleeing from stoat, Fulica atra
Coot, Fulica atra
Coot, Fulica atra
Kingfisher hovering, Alcedo atthis

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus

Arundel sunset

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