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Friday, 3 May 2013

WWT Arundel...a quick visit

Popped over to Arundel today to see what was about.  Warblers everywhere, Reed, Sedge and Cettis.. lovely  stuff.  In the Reeds just as you get to the visitor centre, was a Reed Warbler competing with song to win territory with a Sedge Warbler...  Lots of youngsters about....

The day was (I can't believe I'm saying this) hot!!  Great stuff.  And it's a Bank Holiday weekend...

Trying to find some bluebells out and about today... but they're much later coming out this year and not many about as yet!!  Perhaps in a week or so...

A few pics..
The 'entry' Reed Warbler... Mr. Sedge was ducking and diving and wouldn't pose!

This poor female Mallard spent most of the time under the water...

A more mature Mallard Duckling - one of three

A new born.. dashing across the path to the water!

Not the prettiest when young.. more handsome when they become adults :D

I'd heard there were 2 Nene Goslings but only one in evidence today

Another Reed Warbler singing in the sunshine!
Correction: Thanks to Phil's comment I now believe these to be Sedge rather than Reed Warbler

and to end... a rather large Carp (I think?) in the reed beds on the way out from the visitor centre.

and tomorrow is another day... let's hope the sun holds on for a bit...


Wendy said...

I love the Reed Warbler photos. Yet to get my first one this year. Glad you had a great day. Lets hope this weather continues.

Phil Wallace said...

Hi Tricia, just catching up with your movements again. I don't know how you find the time to do so much. All credit to you.

With the strong supercilium on those last two 'reed warbler' photos, I think you found the sedge warbler after all!!

Best wishes,
Phil. x

Tricia Ryder said...

Thanks Wendy. Long may it last!!

Phil - good to see you here again. I think you may well be right.. there were both Sedge and Reed singing in the same area... additionally, the back looks much darker brown than the Reed would normally sport.

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