Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Two new for the year

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Most of the usual culprits with Green Sandpiper, Water Rail and Little Egret but enlivened by Green Woodpecker and Treecreeper to add to the years list.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Another one caught up for 2017

Tuesday 3 January 2017

The Water Rail returned to its usual location under the Privet bush and gave me a ten minute view. Green sandpiper and Little Egret still on show.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Bit better

Monday 2 January 2016

Raven flying up and down and up the Watercress beds kronking on its journey and a tiny duck with mallards proved to be a female Teal. Both unusual birds for my Ewelme list. Little Egret (2) and Green Sandpiper more usual fare.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Slow start to the year

Sunday 1 January 2017

Managed an hour or so before the rain got going but the visibility not too good even without the rain. Highlights of Ewelme Cress Beds were the Little Egret and Green sandpiper and of the Preston Crowmarsh Sewage works  3 Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest and "loads" of Pied Wagtails feeding on the beds.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Running out of fingers

Thursday 22 December 2016

The count for Little Egrets on the Ewelme Watercress Beds has reached 4 and there were 2 Water Rails and a Green Sandpiper. The beds are beginning to come into their own with the warm water attracting birds. All we need is a bit more cold weather and we might even get a Snipe or two!

Why do Water Rails like dark places where my camera leaves something to be desired.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Just in the nick of time

Saturday 17 December 2016

I had just about given up hope of a Water Rail turning up before the end of the year but in the gloom this morning there it was, albeit briefly. If it hadn't arrived it would have been the first time since 2001 that one hadn't turned up during the last 3 months of the year. Also there today green Sandpiper and Little Egret and the usual handful of Grey Wagtails.