Monday, 25 January 2016

River Arun birdlife

sunrise over East Beach cafe January 19
On Wednesday 20th I attended another Heyshott work party. The ground was frozen which made for a clean walk up the hill for a change. Late afternoon I checked out the fields near Warningcamp. There was no sign of the Barn Owl, but a Buzzard flew over, a Kestrel perched on two trees and a Heron looked for prey in the field then flew off. Pheasants fed and a Stonechat flew from perch to perch.
  On Saturday I visited Arundel WWT again and saw a Peregrine perched on top of The Hangar. The Owl appeared around 3:55pm and flew south after dropping onto a low branch by the water.
Heyshott work party
Heyshott work party
River Arun:
Turkey ♂, Meleagris gallopavo
Chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus
Buzzard, Buteo buteo
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Mute Swans, Cygnus olor
Pheasants, Phasianus colchicus
Stonechat, Saxicola torquata
Arundel Castle

sunrise over East Beach cafe Jan 21
Arundel WWT:
Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
 She stayed on the fence and went to sleep after preening herself.

Peregrine, Falco peregrinus

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