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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Marsh Lane & Berkswell


Popped into Berkswell at 0700 to see if I could get some close-up images of Spotted Flycatchers and failed miserably! They were there but had chosen to feed in the darkest area of woodland making pics dark and blurry with high ISO required. Decided to move on to Marsh Lane for a couple of hours before returning to Berkswell where I met up with Max who was not having any better luck and we both ended up having to sit out the heaviest rain shower for many weeks! Max got the wettest! Other interesting birds included Nuthatch, Goldcrest and Chiffchaff.


Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher


On to Marsh Lane where everything seemed to be in an aggressive mood with Grey Heron v Grey Heron; Coot v anything that came to close; Tufted Duck v Tufted Duck and even the Oystercatchers were sparring each other! Rather like a senior managers working day! Nothing out of the ordinary about but it was nice to sit in relative peace, while the birds sparred each other. Spent some time concentrating on getting images of the Grey Herons and Common Terns. (Complete list of sightings at end of post).


Grey Heron

Grey Heron


Coot

Common Tern

Common Tern

Common Tern


Common Tern

Reed Bunting


Coot


Oystercatcher

Grey Heron with Oystercatcher


(More images on my website - see link opposite)



Marsh Lane Sightings:

Skylark; Swift; Wood Pigeon; Lapwing; Grey Heron; Coot; Teal; Tufted Duck; Reed Bunting; Mutes Swan; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Sand Martin; Common Tern; Moorhen; Grey Lag Goose; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Magpie; Pochard; Shoveler; LBB Gull; Pheasant; Dabchick; Reed Warbler; Linnet; Wren; Blackbird; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Gadwall; Black Swan; Song Thrush; Stock Dove; Blackbird; Buzzard; Green Woodpecker; Goldfinch; Bullfinch; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Sedge Warbler.

2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

I also struggled with the Flycatchers after you went Kevin.They were always where I had just moved from.

Kevin Groocock said...

I like it when you "struggle", Max. We can't have you getting good images every time!