Kingfisher and winter thrushes

A kingfisher was showing well from the Scrape this past week. It can be spotted around the site. (photos above by visitor Alec Pelling on Sat 25 Nov).

Sightings of redwings, mistle thrush, song thrush, goldcrest, firecrest and black caps as well as mixed tit flocks on the feeders. Still hearing blasts from Cetti's warblers around the site.

Decent sized lapwing flocks in the mornings - 36 this morning (Wed 29 Nov).

Big numbers of greylag geese (74 on Sat 25 Nov), Canada geese too with a couple of Egyptian geese around as well.

Wed 29 Nov

Reedbed: 1 kingfisher, 2 Egyptian geese

Scrape hide: 22 mallards, 1 carrion crow, 1 chiffchaff, 2 blue tuts, 1 great tit, 1 redwing, 3 long-tailed tits

Sand martin & Ramsar hides: 36 lapwing, 4 shelducks, 14 snipe

Wildlife garden 1 black cap

Wet Grassland: Cetti’s warbler.

Tues 28 Nov

Ramsar and Sand martin hides: 31 lapwing, 8 shelducks, 3 pochard, 31 Canada geese, 6 shovelers, 42 black-headed gulls, 3 moorhen, 5 coots, 27 snipe, 21 mallards, 66 greylag goose, 2 gadwall, 2 cormorant, 1 wren, 1 Cetti’s warbler, 10 teal, 2 Egyptian Geese

Sand martin hide and Wildlife garden: 1 chaffinch, 3 redwings

Scrape hide: 1 kingfisher

Arun Riverlife Lagoon: 1 song thrush, 1 grey wagtail.

Mon 27 Nov

Lapwing hide: 5 mallards, 2 blackbirds, 1 pheasant, 1 cormorant, 1 wren, 3 redwings, 1 Cetti’s warbler

Ramsar and Sand martin hides: 1 pochard, 3 shelducks, 4 snipe, 35 lapwing, 5 teal, 2 gadwall, and 8 shoveler

Scrape hide: 2 gadwall, 2 teal

Long path: 1 coal tit, 1 gold crest

Arun Riverlife: 5 blackbirds, 1 grey wagtail.

Sun 26 Nov

Wildlife garden: 1 mistle thrush, 1 blackcap, 1 firecrest

Ramsar and sand martin hide: 5 bullfinches, 22 lapwing, 1 little egret, 6 shelducks, 20 snipe, 1 grey wagtail, 1 kingfisher

Wetland Discovery: 2 coots, 2 tufted ducks, 7 mallards, 1 wren, 1 robin, 1 Canada goose

Black Rabbit Triangle: 1 redwing

Scrape hide: 6 marsh harriers, 3 water rails.

Sat 25 Nov

Ramsar and Sand martin hides: 25 cattle egrets, 2 wigeon, 16 lapwing, and 8 shelducks

Scrape hide: 1 kingfisher

Wetland Discovery: 1 water rail

Arun Riverlife lagoon: 1 little egret, 1 wren, 22 coots, 1 moorhen, 2 mute swans, 4 black-headed gulls, 61 Canada geese, 74 greylag geese, 1 water rail, 1 blackbird, 8 mallards.

Fri 24 Nov

Arun Riverlife lagoon: 4 pochard

Wood Loop: 1 wood pigeon, 2 mallards, 1 blackbird, 3 blue tits, 3 goldfinches, 1 great tit, 1 coal tit, 1 long-tailed tit, 1 chaffinch

Scrape hide: 30 teal, 1 kingfisher, and 1 marsh harrier

Ramsar & Sand martin hide: 1 wigeon, 18 lapwing, 6 shelducks

Thurs 23 Nov

Reedbed boardwalk: 1 blackbird, 3 blue tits, 1 chaffinch

Willow sphere: 9 mallards, 1 robin, 1 dunnock

Arun Riverlife: 1 pochard

Wetland Discovery: 2 water rails

Ramsar & Sand martin hides: 24 lawing, 8 shelducks, 11 snipe, 36 shoveler

Scrape hide: 1 chiffchaff

Wetland Discovery: great spotted woodpecker

Reedbed: 1 grey heron, 1 wren, 1 robin, 2 moorhens, 11 mallards, 1 wren


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