Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Kingfisher and Common Snipe at Arundel WWT

view from the Sand Martin hide
Yesterday visited Arundel WWT for the first time in ages and was delighted see so many birds in Spring weather for a change. A trip round the reed beds on the electric boat was a great way to start the day. A Kingfisher and a Common Snipe were great sightings.
view from the Sand Martin hide

view from the Scrape hide

view from the Scrape hide

Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis

Brown Rat, Rattus norvegicus

Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola

Buzzard, Buteo buteo
a Red Kite also flew over the Hanger

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis

Chaffinch female, Fringilla coelebs

Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
it twice flew across the front of the Ramsar hide with nest material

European Eel, Anguilla anguilla
sadly one that did not get away when they drained the pond to create the new aviary

Greylag Geese, Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose and Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus

Mallard male, Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard male

Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor

Nēnē (Hawaiian Goose), Branta sandvicensis eating nettles

Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator

Tufted Duck female, Aythya fuligula

Wood Duck female, Aix sponsa

Wood Duck male

Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus

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