Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Patch birding-2013 highlights

Water rail (sorry for repeated pic)
Doing the patch birding competion and have at the moment 80 species and only 82 points.
Siskin(surprisingly quite rare around here)
Intrestingly have had 2 records of goosander this feb. The very well showing water rail which was a patch record and a  pleasure to watch.

Little egret

Goosander taken 2/2/13

Fem goosander taken 3/12/12
 My two pointers i have seen-little egret-pretty common here with about 3 in patch at the moment, such striking birds!
Repeated barn owl pic

 The other two pointer is a cettis warbler-seen amazingly well(one of my favourite birds) it showed up to a meter singing amazing!
Female blackcap
 Other highlights have been dunlin a nice bird for inland. A single golden plover has also shown. Other highlights-skylark,siskin and sparrowhawk. The best bird of 2013 in patch this year has to be the barn owl which showed very close for 2 seperate days-stunning (sorry posted about this before). My total of 80 species has made me extremely happy and hope to get more!

1 comment:

  1. this is really interesting and awesome. Its nice to see what birds are in England because I am a U.S birder.