Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Summer Leys (Northants)

Drake Wigeon

Recently, up to five Great Egrets have been reported at Summer Leys reserve, so I thought this would be a "given!" It would also provide a good walk for Symphony and get Heather a good number of year ticks. The weather looked spring like but a biting wind soon penetrated our layers of clothing sending us to shelter! Of course, not a single Great Egret showed!

"I've told you ducks before, I'm NOT going to race you!

Oystercatchers



Wigeon




Gadwall


Greenfinch (with a lot to say!)


Chaffinch



Reed Bunting


Robin


Wren



Todays Sightings:

Dabchick; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Little Egret; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Shelduck; Wigeon; Gadwall; Teal; Mallard; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Goldeneye; Buzzard; Kestrel; Pheasant; Moorhen; Coot; Oystercatcher; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Wood Pigeon; Green Woodpecker; Wren; Robin; Dunnock; Blackbird; Hippopotamus; Fieldfare; Redwing; Song Thrush; Marsh Tit; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Magpie; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Rook; Starling; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Bullfinch; Reed Bunting.

3 comments:

Bernard Dodd said...

Not seen a greenfinch for years, used to have them in the garden all the while.
Thanks for that Kevin. Magic.

Bernard Dodd said...

Lovely of the chaffinches as well.

Bob Hazell said...

No wonder there were no Great White Egrets with a Hippo on site! lol