Tuesday, 30 December 2014

30th December 2014 Castle Water & East Guldeford

Great White Egret 2
Bittern 1
Smew 1 redhead
Wigeon c.400
Gadwall c.100
Pintail c.20
Teal c.150
Marsh Harrier c.6
Peregrine 1
Water Rail 1
Snipe 2
Cetti's Warbler 1 +1h
Chiffchaff 1

Water Rail at Castle Water

Common Snipe at Castle Water
One of two distant Great White Egrets seen in flight together over Castle Water

posture assumed when a Marsh Harrier was nearby

Bittern at Castle Water
Male Marsh Harrier at Castle Water (JFC)
Female-type Marsh Harrier trying to look like a Hawk Owl!