Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Shapwick Heath NNR 26th November

Final posting to catch up with my birding and start off the blog, record.

Trip to Shapwick on a Sunday afternoon (12 noon to 14.30) is not for the feint hearted, as all the world and his wife are there to see the Starlings, or Bill Oddie, or both. I love it actually seeing people exploring the countryside, but it is sometimes like a busy station with everyone barging into everyone else. Anyway, 2 hour trawl, just with the binoculars, in a vein attempt to see any Otters. Management liked the walk out and being released from the kitchen sink. And so, in order seen......

Kingfisher, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Wigeon, 8 Grey Heron, Black Headed Gull, Coot, Teal, Cormorant, Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler (3 or 4 heard seperately over afternoon), Wren, Carrion Crow, Greenfinch, Woodpigeon, Kestrel, male Stonechat, female Marsh Harrier, Little Grebe, Long Tailed Tit, Canada Goose, male Goosander, Robin, Great Tit, Buzzard, Mallard, Blackbird, Shovler, Chaffinch, Water Rail (heard only), Song Thrush.

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