Abberton Reservoir 12/01/19

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.

 

Minsmere 5 Jan 2019

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.

Rainham Marshes Jan 2019

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.

The reserve list is from January 1st which has all birds seen on the day.

 

 

Rainham 03/11/18

Common Snipe from the Ken Barrett Hide

Common Snipe

Grey Heron dropped in and then flew off.

Grey Heron

With the sun could see the different colours on the Lapwing

Lapwing

Robin was jumping round in the bushes.

Robin

Stonechat looking out from the top of a bush.

Stonechat

Managed to see two Cattle Egrets, this was taken on the 1st November though at Rainham.

Two Cattle Egret

Extreme distant photo of the Barn Owl in its box.

Barn Owl