Managed to see five Grebes today all in the same Pool at Cliffe Pools include, Little, Great Crested, Red Necked, Slovenian and Black Necked Grebes.
Top Center Little Grebes, Bottom Center Red Necked Grebes
Went to Newhaven to try and get the Hume Lufe Warbler, did not manage to see it we think due to the weather. Did get good views of Barn Owl popping out of its box and there were many Goldcrests. Also went to the harbour and saw Purple Sandpipers, Turnstones and Fulmers.
Visited Abberton Reservoir today (12/01/19), got few more for my year list and am now on 104 birds. Was amazed at how many Goosanders where there and was hunting for Ringed Necked Duck amongst lots of Tufted and Pochards.
Black Headed Gull
Distant Black Necked Grebe
Great WHite Egret
Great White Egret
Long Tailed Duck
Ring Necked Duck
Long Tailed Duck
Had a good day out at Minsmere, managed to see three types of swan including, Bewick, Mute and Whooper. Took a long walk at Dunwick Pools to get a Green Winged Teal, new bird for me. Ended the day with a Winter Moth on the car Window.
Green Winged Teal
Visited Rainham Marshes on the 1dt January to start new year list and ended up with 76 different birds on the day. Also, i had met up with the london birders on the 4th and got close view of a water rail. Had to visit again before getting the Short Eared Owl. Here are some photos that I took.
Reserve list 01012019
The reserve list is from January 1st which has all birds seen on the day.
Went to Rainham Marshes in December, here are couple photos that I took. Ended the year on 225 different birds, which is a new record.
Common Snipe from the Ken Barrett Hide
Grey Heron dropped in and then flew off.
With the sun could see the different colours on the Lapwing
Robin was jumping round in the bushes.
Stonechat looking out from the top of a bush.
Managed to see two Cattle Egrets, this was taken on the 1st November though at Rainham.
Extreme distant photo of the Barn Owl in its box.