Monday, 25 February 2013

Brent Geese rule and Curlews flock

Curlew, Numenius arquata
Yesterday I visited Pagham Harbour and walked from Church Lane along the North Wall where I saw Teal, Brent Geese, a Redshank, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Curlew plus large numbers of Wigeon. I carried on to Halsey’s Farm where I saw thousands of Brent Geese grazing in a field, a flock of 8 Curlews and a female Reed Bunting. Ivy Lake gave me a Great Crested Grebe, a Gadwall and Coots. I ended up at Arundel WWT where I heard a Great Tit tapping away at a branch, removing the lichen covering, presumably looking for insects. Initially I thought it was the Great Spotted Woodpecker!
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Curlew, Numenius arquata
Curlew, Numenius arquata
Curlew, Numenius arquata
Eurasian Widgeon, Anas penelope
female Eurasian Widgeon, Anas penelope
Eurasian Widgeon, Anas penelope
male Eurasian Widgeon, Anas penelope
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Teal, Anas crecca
Little egret, Egretta garzetta

Redshank, Tringa totanus
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Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla 
Curlews, Numenius arquata
female Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
Eurasian Widgeon, Anas penelope
Ivy Lake area:
Coots, Fulica atra
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus
Arundel WWT:
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis
Cape Shelduck, Tadorna cana
Common Pochard, Aythya Ferina
female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed Tits, Great Tit and Blue Tit
Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Red-crested Pochards, Netta rufina

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