Monday 16 January 2017

Great white egret and kingfisher

Great White Egret, Ardea alba
On Thursday I visited Arundel WWT and saw a kingfisher on the railings by the boating area. I then took a boat trip and we followed it around the waterways with some very close sightings and a fly-by. A Peregrine roosted at the top of the Hangar. I saw the Great White Egret for the first time in the distance from the Ramsar and Scrape hides. Late afternoon I called into the Ramsar hide for one last look and saw a Cetti's warbler. I looked up and was amazed to see the Great White Egret right in front of the hide.
 The following day at the woodland feeders I saw a Water Rail, Long-tailed Tits and a Nuthatch.
Friday January 13:
Sand Martin hide

Canada Geese, Branta canadensis

Canada Goose
Cetti's Warbler, Cettia cetti

Great White Egret, Ardea alba

Great White Egret

Great White Egret

Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea

Greylag Goose, Anser anser

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

Peregrine, Falco peregrinus

Teal, Anas crecca
Barrow's Goldeneye ♀, Bucephala islandica

Barrow's Goldeneye ♀
Saturday January 14:
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Canada Geese on icy water

Great Tit, Parus major

Great White Egret, Ardea alba

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis

Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus

Magpie, Pica pica

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos

Nuthatch, Sitta europaea

Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus

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