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Sunday, 30 December 2007

A Stroll around Warnham Nature Reserve

Had a drive down to W. Sussex today and decided to pop into Warnham. It had started off cloudy but by the time I arrived at 12.30 the sun had come out.

Nothing much to see on the water; many black-headed gulls, one heron and three pochards. Even the usual cormorants were missing and no sign of the teals seen last visit.

I walked through the wooded area which is a board walk and was rewarded with the sight of a male Bullfinch displaying his splendidly red breast. Nuthatches heard and a Green woodpecker. Not much else seen except a robin.

Decided I would try manual setting on my camera (the results are below). I've obviously got a way to go.

The bird feeder area provided Blue, Great and Coal Tits. A very territorial blackbird to whom even the Squirrel paid deference! A Nuthatch and Chaffinches were frequent visitors together with the Dunnocks, a Wren and a Reed Bunting (thanks for the ID Pete)
On my return to the Visitor's Centre, I was lucky enough to see a Fieldfare enjoying some of the very many red berries.

After a fairly cooped-up week it was good just to get some fresh air and stretch my legs.

Any constructive criticism, helpful hints etc. always welcome.

Reed Bunting.

This is my garden female Blackcap

1 comment:

Ospreywatcher said...

Saw a Bullfinch the other day, very striking and beautiful bird!
We had a male and female Blackcap in the garden almost a year ago but haven't seen any since.

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