Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Marsh Lane


Little Ringed Plover


Lesser Whitethroat


Lesser Whitethroat


Lesser Whitethroat


Garden Warbler


Garden Warbler


Redshank


Redshank


Wigeon

Decided to pay a visit to Marsh Lane this morning as I had not been there for over six months, a pity really as it is a super little reserve, and not too far between hides in inclement weather. I arrived at 0630, but was not the first on site, and amassed a total of 62 bird species before leaving at 1100. It was bright and sunny but a keen wind cooled any thoughts of summer and wearing shorts! Year ticks were Tree Sparrow and Lesser Whitethroat. Had a brief chat with Nick B before meeting Max and ended up with Max on the old road chasing Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Common Whitethroat (I bet his pics are better than mine!!!). More pics on my website.


Todays List:


Carrion Crow; Chaffinch; Swift; Robin; Wood Pigeon; Sedge Warbler; Jackdaw; Rook; Grey Lag Goose; Redshank; Lapwing; Pheasant; Common Tern; Greenfinch; Wigeon; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Skylark; Starling; Dabchick; Mallard; Coot; Wren; Oystercatcher; Little Ringed Plover; Song Thrush; Goldfinch; Great Tit; Cuckoo; Moorhen; Reed Warbler; Mute Swan; Magpie; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Blue Tit; Black Headed Gull; Shelduck; Great Crested Grebe; Ringed PLover; Gadwall; Reed Bunting; Willow Warbler; Common Whitethroat; Blackbird; Dunlin; Shoveler; Swallow; Linnet; Pied Wagtail; Green Woodpecker; Garden Warbler; Blackcap; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Dunnock; House Martin; Sand Martin; Black Swan; Tree Sparrow; Buzzard; Kestrel; Lesser Whitethroat.





2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

Nice shots Kevin.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thanks, Max - Yours too!