Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Visit to Warnham L.N.R.


On Monday morning with no obvious threat of rain I decided to pay a return visit to Warnham L.N.R. Beneath the dull overcast sky the pond hosted hundreds of noisy Black-headed Gulls and a few Herring Gulls with three perched on the tern raft.

A small flotilla of Tufted Ducks drifted past the hide. After scanning around and spotting Moorhen, Coot, Cormorant fishing, Mallard lazing around and a Grey Heron carrying nesting material I headed to the hide overlooking the various feeders to check out the activity.

Lots of colourful Goldfinch using the feeders.

A female Great Spotted Woodpecker made a couple of appearances to obtain a snack from holes drilled into an old tree trunk that had been filled with fat.

A male Reed Bunting taking advantage of the seed larder.

In addition to this male Chaffinch I also watched Blue, Coal, Great and Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Bullfinch, Magpie, Pheasant, Moorhen, Blackbird, Robin plus Wren and Treecreeper elsewhere on the reserve. Fortunately the clouds dispersed and the sun eventually shined so after two hours plus I have a few images in reserve for future posts. FAB.

Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY hosted by Stewart.

21 comments:

  1. loved all of these! the tufted are awesome! the goldfinches, the woodpecker, bunting and chaffinch are great!

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  2. All these bird shots are splendid. They are all looking good for breeding soon..

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  3. How dare you Frank, sneeking on to my patch without warning. Looks as though you had a good day. Regards Mike.

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  4. My local birds are in tip top breeding condition too, mallards, the tits, yellowhammers...the sparrows are at work in their nest holes under the eaves...

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  5. I love birds, but I do not have the patience to hide in a blind and wait for them. I get my hikers on and barely slow down. Must be why I click on more trees and lakescapes than Tweety.

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  6. I like that black birds!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  7. Your birding shares are all quite delightful. Love that last one, what a sweet one it is~

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  8. Dat is een heel mooi bezoek geweest de bonte specht heeft enorm haar best gedaan.

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  9. These are great pictures. A pair of Reed Buntings started to visit our garden when it was really cold last week.

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  10. Awesome variety of ducks and birds. My favorites are the Tufted Ducks and the Goldfinches.. Great photos, enjoy your week!

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  11. Super pictures Frank. Love that Woodpecker.

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  12. Another great selection. My Goldfinches seem to have disappeared. Haven't seen one for over a month.

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  13. The birds on the pond are nice but the ones on the feeder are really great. I especially like the Goldfinches.

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  14. Ohh, nice ones! Love the chaffinch.

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  15. Wonderful variety in your sightings!

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  16. How pretty. I especially like the image of the Goldfinch. :)

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  17. Wonderful photos! Great sightings.

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