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Bristol and Avon Bird

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February 2015-1

Radipole Lake & Arne RSPB  9th February 2015

We went to Radipole Lake Reserve in Weymouth to look for Bearded Tits. We first saw a Adult Mediterranean Gull bathing from the Visitor Centre. It was moulting from Winter into Summer Plumage. We went down to the viewing platform where we can see over the reeds, but nothing. Then I heard some 'pinging' calls from the Bearded Tits so Mum and I walked back down towards the Visitor Centre where I thought I had heard the calls coming from. Just before we got to the bridge, we met a gentleman who told us that we had just missed four Bearded Tits that were on the reedheads! Grr! Just then I saw one in the bush. Fortunately a Male came back to feed on the reedheads and gave us a fantastic view that we wanted to see for ages. A Bearded Reedling on a reed! Brilliant! There was a Water Rail showing behind us, and I was a bit torn for a moment which way to look. But, its not every day I get to see a Bearded Tit. Just a shame that Dad missed it. He did see it briefly though. After a successful morning here, we headed to the RSPB Arne for the afternoon. I spent a few minutes photographing the birds around the feeders before I had my lunch. There were Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinches & House Sparrows. As we were just about to go for a walk around the reserve we saw 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers arguing over a conifer tree. We went to look for Dartford Warblers on the heath. We saw 2 birds which were an Adult Male and a Juvenile. We went to look at Middlebeare Creek where the Avocets, Redshanks & Ducks were foraging along the estuary. We also our first Spoonbills of the year on the creek. We then walked to Shipstal Point where we were hoping to see some Sika Deer. We saw a small herd in the field and further on we saw an Adult Stag with a Pricket. Looking out on the saltmarsh we spotted a few Sika Deer that were feeding quite a way out with a Leucistic White Stag. From Shipstal Point there were a few Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls. It had been a great day!


 


Forest Farm
8th February 2015

We went to Forest Farm to see the Little Bunting which had been present for a few days. It was showing well in front of the hide at the feeding station with a few Reed Buntings. We also saw 3 Bullfinches feeding on the ground and on the feeder. These were 2 Males and a Female. We watched the Little Bunting for a little while before we headed to see if the Kingfisher was showing in the other hide. The Female Kingfisher was there when we arrived, but she didn’t stay long as the pond was still frozen over. I managed a couple of photos before she flew off to fish, in the river probably. We saw one of the Moorhens walking out on the icy pond. It was quite funny to see as it was slipping all over the place. There were two Common Snipe on the right hand side of the hide and a Dunnock was foraging in front of the hide on the still frosty ground. On the way back to the car park we saw 2 Nuthatches up in the tree. One was taking quite an interest in a nestbox there. We had one last look at the Little Bunting on the way back. Lovely little bird!


Bearded Tit [Male]

Mediterranean Gull

Little Grebe

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dartford Warbler [Juvenile]

Sika Deer [Stag]

Brent Geese over Middlebeare Creek

Sika Deer [Pricket & Stag]

Little Bunting

Kingfisher [Female]

Moorhen

Common Snipe

Dunnock

Nuthatch

Bullfinch [Male]

Bullfinch [Female]

Bearded Tit feeding in the bramble

Water Rail

Leucistic White Stag

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