Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Goldfinches, Reed Bunting & Oyster Mushrooms

Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Yesterday morning the sun shone so we walked along the sea front to the river. After lunch I looked for Marsh Tits at Rewell Wood again, heard Firecrests and found Oyster Mushrooms. I then walked round Arundel WWT, except for the reed bed walk which was closed due to flooding. The kingfisher room gave me an excellent view of a Reed Bunting and the Goldfinches were at the feeder by the garden area near the Sand Martin hide. A double rainbow appeared late in the day.
River Arun
Oyster Mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus
Oyster Mushrooms
Jelly Ear Fungus, Auricularia auricula-judae
Arundel WWT:
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
African White-backed Duck ♂, Thalassornis leuconotus
view from Sand Martin hide
Bewick's Swan, Cygnus columbianus
Great Tit, Parus major
Harlequin Duck ♀, Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck ♂
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Herring Gull
Hooded Merganser ♀, Lophodytes cucullatus
Hooded Merganser ♂, Lophodytes cucullatus
Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
There is a huge flock of Jackdaws on The Burgh

Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
Tufted Ducks, Aythya fuligula
Tufted Ducks
Littlehampton rainbows

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