Saturday, 16 November 2013

Great Grey Shrike at Waltham Brooks

Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor
On Thursday I joined the many birders who gathered at Waltham Brooks to see one of the two Great Grey Shrikes that have been seen for some days here. Afterwards I called in at Arundel WWT where I saw a Kingfisher from the visitor centre  and a Water Rail outside the Reed Bed hide. A leucistic Canada Goose was partnered by a normal goose in front of the Sand Martin hide. Its white head was very attractive.

leucistic Canada Goose on left, Branta canadensis
leucistic Canada Goose

Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
from visitor centre
Magpie, Pica pica
Magpies, Pica pica
Magpie, Pica pica
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Mute Swan, Cygnus olor

reflections from the Reed Bed hide

Robin, Erithacus rubecula

Teal, Anas crecca
Teal, Anas crecca

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
from Reed Bed hide
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
found in car

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