Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Treecreepers and Firecrests at Arundel

Treecreeper, Carthia familiaris
During one of my recent visits to Arundel WWT I saw two treecreepers. A firecrest was seen in the usual place along the reed bed walk almost every trip.

February 26:
Firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus

Herring Gulls, Larus argentatus
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
February 28:
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Coots fighting, Fulica atra

Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata
Tufted Duck ♀, Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck ♂
Water Vole, Arvicola amphibius
February 28:
MPI Discovery
The  Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is under construction of the Sussex Coast. The construction vessel MPI Discovery can be seen from Littlehampton.

On March 3rd we visited Arundel WWT for lunch and Sue enjoyed a walk around the reserve:
Reed Bed walk
view from Scrape Hide
bracket fungus, not sure if it is Southern Bracket or Artist's Bracket
couldn't check underside as too far away.
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus

id needed 
Great Tit, Parus major
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Mandarin Duck ♀, Aix galericulata
Mandarin Duck
Red Kite, Milvus milvus
March 4:
Blackbird ♀, Turdus merula
African White-backed Duck, Thalassornis leuconotus
Blue Tit in nest box working with string, Cyanistes caeruleus

Bronze-winged Duck, Speculanas specularis
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Common Goldeneye ♀, Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye ♂
Firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Great Tit, Parus major
Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
Lesser Redpoll, Carduelis cabaret
Lesser Redpoll
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris
Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus

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