Saturday, 3 March 2018

Arundel birds and other creatures

Arundel castle
Last month I made several trips to Arundel WWT (Feb 12-22) and finally saw my first Hawfinches by the castle early one morning.
Littlehampton sunrise

thatchers at work

Bank Vole, Myodes glareolus

Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs


Goldcrest, Regulus regulus

Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis


Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus

Great Tit, Parus major

Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes

two of the three Hawfinches in this flock
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis


view east from Littlehampton pier

Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus with fly
Coal Tit, Periparus ater

Coal Tit

Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus

2 Oystercatchers, Haematopus ostralegus

Robin, Erithacus rubecula



Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna

Stonechat, Saxicola torquata

Teal, Anas crecca

The Hangar

Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus

Common Pochard, Aythya ferina

Firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

Arundel castle
Yellow Dung Fly, Scatophaga stercoraria
This dungfly was the only creature I photographed on a trip to Iping & Stedham Commons on Feb 22.

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