Monday, 23 February 2015

Yellowhammers and wildfowl

Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella
On Saturday morning I headed up to The Burgh and spotted two Short-eared Owls hunting at 10:50am. Other birds seen – Partridges, Chaffinches, Corn Buntings, Dunnocks, House Sparrows, Lapwings, Skylarks, Song Thrushes, Stonechats, Pheasants and Yellow Hammers.

On Sunday morning I joined the Sussex Search and Rescue team to act as marshals at the Brighton Half Marathon. This afternoon I visited Arundel WWT.
Chaffinch, female, Fringilla coelebs
Corn Bunting, Emberiza calandra
Garden Snails hibernating in tree hollow, Helix aspersa
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
Lapwings, Vanellus vanellus
Skylark, Alauda arvensis
Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
Stonechat, Saxicola torquata
Brighton Half Marathon, first runner at 9.5miles

Arundel WWT:
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

female Chaffinch
Coot believes Spring is in the air, Fulica atra
Feral Pigeons, Columba livia domestica
Great Tit, Parus major
Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
male and female Mallards
Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Swan Goose, Anser cygnoides
Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus

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