Friday, 7 March 2014

Celandines, Primrose and a Kestrel

Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
I visited Angmering Woods yesterday and enjoyed the warm sunshine on the rides. The main woodland paths are still very muddy and Celandines and Primroses were flowering. Afterwards I visited Swanbourne Lake, where I saw a Red Admiral, and Arundel WWT where water levels appear to have returned to normal. The highlights a clutch of Mallard ducklings, a Reed Bunting and a Kestrel on a distant bush seen from the Lapwing Hide.
Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria
Primrose, Primula vulgaris
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
Bracket Fungus
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Daffodil, Narcissus, pseudonarcissus
Coot on tall nest above the flood level
Greylag Goose, Anser anser
Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata
Magpie Geese, Anseranas semipalmata

Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
This resting Mallard blinked its eye regularly showing the white nictitating membrane

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa

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