Monday, 2 February 2015

Kingfishers, a Greenfinch and a Goldcrest

Goldcrest, Regulus regulus
Yesterday I spent the day at Arundel WWT. I met Terry in the car park and as we walked along the reed-bed path I spotted a Kingfisher perched on a dried shrub stem by the ditch. I then saw Kingfishers throughout the day. Female Bullfinches were feeding on the brambles by the garden near the Sand Martin hide. A juvenile Bewick’s Swan had been sighted on one of the islands in the lake. The woodland bird feeders attracted many species: Collared Dove, Nuthatches, a Greenfinch, Long-tailed tits, Robins, Chaffinches, Reed Buntings, Woodpigeon, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coots and Dunnocks. A Wren foraged under the conifer and a Goldcrest refused to stay still.
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Kingfisher and female Bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula
juvenile Bewick's Swan cygnet, Cygnus columbianus
female Bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Nuthatch, Sitta europaea
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris

Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed Tit
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Goldcrest feeding, Regulus regulus

Nuthatch, Sitta europaea
female Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
male Reed Bunting
male Reed Bunting
Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Jackdaws, Corvus monedula 

Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea

Herring Gull, juvenile, Larus argentatus

Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

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