Thursday, 21 March 2013

Goldfinch, Kingfisher and Water Rail

Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
On Tuesday I returned to Long Pool, Pagham Harbour but the Bearded Tits did not put in an appearance. Instead I saw Little Egrets and a Goldfinch. At the bird feeder by the visitor centre there was a Greenfinch feasting. At Church Norton a Redshank was feeding  on the mudflat. By  Ivy Lake, Chichester I saw a Kingfisher fishing and two Great Crested Grebes. At Arundel WWT the Water Rail was feeding by the reed bed where the Red-breasted Geese live. 
Long Pool

Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
at the feeder:
Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris
Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus

Blackbird, Turdus merula
Church Norton:

Redshank, Tringa totanus

Ivy Lake:
Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Kingfisher ready to strike
He dived into the water, but did not catch anything

Arundel WWT:
Red-breasted Goose, Branta Ruficollis
Emperor Goose, Chen Canagicus
Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus

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