Some goosanders on the river on the south side on the city apparently. Gonna try and get out for a walk down there tomorrow morning for a look see. We also still have that Dartford Warbler floating around, but the end of the nature reserve that it’s sat on is shut atm.
Def a plastic bag that
What’s the reserve called?
Nice bit of chalk stream business that. Fingers crossed for some green sandpipers on there as well.
Not normally, but they do get in the watercress beds (fed by chalkstreams) up river a bit. Snipe in there atm.
Taken my first bird walk this year to scope these out. Managed to spot one ducking and diving about. Also é shoveler off to the right of the river which is rare around here
Seen some flocks of redwings out in the neighbourhood recently scoffing the ivy berries. Always a very pleasing bunch of birds to see.
No redwings though huh? Hah, in your FACE!
Also surely not long-tailed tit singular?
Those types of common birds only get noted once. Things that as re a bit less common get noted individually.
And no redwings, but there are plenty around
Also watched the second kingfisher fishing for the first time. Normally either see them perched or moving, so that was nice. And a load of egrets, to add to the egret chat up there
I think the proper collective noun for ltts is “a fuckload”
No idea but that’sa very distinctive tail
Did a bit of a double take. Saw a fairly large bird at the top of a big tree - ‘oh it’s just a heron… Hang on a minute…!’
The place where I saw it has a couple of resident terrapins, so it could be anything!
It looks a bit like a guillemot except for that tail